Ypsilopus erectus (P.J. Cribb) P.J. Cribb & J.L. Stewart

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Ypsilopus erectus

Photo: Petra Ballings
Castleburn Cliffs, Vumba

Ypsilopus erectus

Photo: Petra Ballings
Castleburn Cliffs, Vumba

Ypsilopus erectus

Photo: Petra Ballings
Castleburn Cliffs, Vumba

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Synonyms: Ypsilopus longifolius (Kraenzl.) Summerh. subsp. erectus P.J. Cribb
Ypsilopus sp. no. 1 sensu Grosvenor
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Status: Native
Description:
Elegant epiphytic or occasionally lithophytic herb. The short stem is normally hidden by roots and old leaf bases. The linear leaves are up to 15 cm long and stand in an erect fan. Three to six inflorescences arise below the leaves. Each spike carrying up to 12 white flowers with curved greenish spurs of 45 mm in length.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: erectus: erect
Habitat: Growing in Brachystegia woodland on rocky mountain slopes.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Mar - Apr
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
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Tropicos: Ypsilopus erectus
West African Plants database: Ypsilopus erectus


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: Species information: Ypsilopus erectus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=119050, retrieved 23 July 2014

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