Aristea angolensis Baker

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Aristea angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Val D'Or

Aristea angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Val D'Or

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Synonyms: Aristea cooperi Baker
Aristea majubensis Baker
Aristea nandiensis Baker
Aristea zombensis Baker
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, up to 90 cm tall, growing from a short rhizome. Leaves several, mostly basal, about half as long as the stem, linear to narrowly lanceolate, 2.5-7 cm wide; stem leaves progressively shorter above. Stem mostly 2-6 branched, compressed, 2-angled but not winged; side branches fairly short, erect. Flowers more or less sessile in 4-14, 4-6-flowered clusters, blue. Spathes and bracts with entire to lightly lacerate margins when young, becoming more lacerate with age. Capsule 5-7 mm long, ovoid-obovoid.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: angolensis: of Angola
Habitat: Occurring in wet areas like vleis, seepige zones and shallow marshy places.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Nov - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Free-State, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Images last updated: Tuesday 18 January 2011
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 309.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aristea angolensis
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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: Aristea angolensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115730, retrieved 24 August 2016

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