Aneilema aequinoctiale (P. Beauv.) Loudon

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Aneilema aequinoctiale

Photo: Bart Wursten
Campsite, Chirinda Forest

Aneilema aequinoctiale

Photo: Bart Wursten
Campsite, Chirinda Forest

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Synonyms: Aneilema adhaerens Kunth
Common names: Clinging aneilema (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial erect or somewhat scrambling herb. The leaves and leaf-sheaths covered in hooked "sticky" hairs, which easily attach themselves to fur and clothing. Flowers in terminal inflorescences, short-lived, closing by the afternoon.
Notes: The leaves are cooked as a spinach.
This species can be distinguished from Aneilema johnstonii by the larger flowers, fewer-flowered inflorescences, the hooked hairs on the leaves and leaf-sheaths and the less erect, scrambling habit.
Derivation of specific name: aequinoctiale: of the equinox (possibly referring to the flowering time)
Habitat: Along the margins of forest and moist areas in woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Sep - Jun
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 12 November 2005
Literature:

Faden, R. (2012). Commelinaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 70 - 72.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 70.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aneilema aequinoctiale
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Aneilema aequinoctiale
Tropicos: Aneilema aequinoctiale
West African Plants database: Aneilema aequinoctiale


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Aneilema aequinoctiale.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=112770, retrieved 26 July 2016

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