6778.010 Aspidoglossum E. Mey.

Goyder, D.J. (2007) Zimbabwean Asclepiadaceae. Unpublished list.

Kupicha, F.K. (1984) Studies on African Asclepiadaceae Kew Bulletin 38 599-672

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, with annual stems, which are simple and erect; latex milky. Leaves opposite or rarely whorled, usually narrowly linear. Flowers in fascicles. Calyx shorter than corolla. Corolla campanulate; lobes elliptic, spreading or reflexed, usually pilose on the back. Corona with lobes alternating with corolla lobes, each a dorsal outgrowth from the opposing stamen. Anthers 2-locular. Seeds many.

Worldwide: 35 species in tropical and S Africa

Zimbabwe: 13 taxa.

Aspidoglossum nyasae

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
angustissimum (K. Schum.) BullockN,C,EDescription, Image
araneiferum (Schltr.) KupichaN,W
biflorum E. Mey.N,C,S
connatum (N.E. Br.) BullockCDescription, Image
crebrum KupichaC,E
elliotii (Schltr.) KupichaN
erubescens (Schltr.) BullockW,C,S
eylesii (S. Moore) KupichaN,C,E,S
glabellum KupichaE
interruptum (E. Mey.) BullockN,W,C,E,S
lanatum (Weim.) KupichaE
nyasae (Britten & Rendle) KupichaN,W,C,EDescription, Image
rhodesicum (Weim.) KupichaE

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aspidoglossum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Aspidoglossum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1131, retrieved 31 August 2014

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