Aneilema johnstonii K. Schum.

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Aneilema johnstonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Aneilema johnstonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Aneilema johnstonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Aneilema johnstonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Aneilema johnstonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with 1-several tufted annual stems up to 60 cm long, occurring in woodland and grassland, often in rocky places. Leaves spirally arranged, lanceolate, 5-15 cm long. Inflorescences terminal, branched, generally lax, many-flowered, hairless. Flowers orange-yellow, 12-18 mm in diameter. Sepals and stamen-filaments hairless. Capsules elliptic to obovate, 2-3-locular, up to c. 4.5 mm long.
Notes: See Aneilema welwitschii and A. aequinoctiale for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: johnstonii: after Sir Henry (Harry) Hamilton Johnston (1858-1927), British administrator and explorer, who collected flora and fauna specimens in many parts of Afrca. His best known discovery likely is the okapi, which he first found and
Habitat: Woodland and grassland, often in rocky places.
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Worldwide distribution: from southern Ethiopia to northern Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Monday 26 March 2012
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 246 - 247. (Includes a picture).

Faden, R. (2012). Commelinaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 76 - 78. (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).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 86.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 108.

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

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 181.


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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 johnstonii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=112800, retrieved 26 June 2016

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