Aneilema hockii De Wild.

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Aneilema hockii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Epworth, nr Harare

Aneilema hockii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Epworth, nr Harare

Aneilema hockii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Epworth, nr Harare

Aneilema hockii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rocky slopes on left of entry road, Cleveland Dam

Aneilema hockii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rocky slopes on left of entry road, Cleveland Dam

Aneilema hockii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the Hide, Hippo Pools

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Synonyms: Aneilema wildii Merxm.
Common names: Chitapatsikidzi (Shona)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Tufted perennial herb, up to 1 m. Stems erect or straggling. Leaves spirally arranged around the lower stems, sheathing at the base, narrowly lanceolate. Inflorescences mostly terminal, branched, 5 to 15 flowers. Flowers striking but delicate, pale bluish purple with long lateral, curved stamens.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: hockii: named after A. Hock, who collected the type specimen in Congo in 1911.
Habitat: In various types of woodland, often in rocky places.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Faden, R. (2012). Commelinaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 77 - 79. (Includes a picture).

Faden, R.B. (1991). The Morphology and Taxonomy of Aneilema R. Brown (Commelinaceae) Smithsonian Contributions to Botany Number 76 Smithsonian Institution Press Pages 61 - 62. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 306. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 117.


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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 hockii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=112780, retrieved 31 August 2016

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