Persicaria senegalensis (Meisn.) Soják

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Persicaria senegalensis

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Greystone Park NR, Harare

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Synonyms: Polygonum senegalense Meisn.
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Robust, erect perennial herb to 3 m, sometimes rooting at the lower nodes. Leaves alternate, oblong-lanceolate, 8-28 cm long, long pointed at the apex and narrowing into a petiole at the base, green and almost hairless in the regular form but covered with small yellowish glands on the lower surface; petiole 1-5 cm long. Stipular sheaths reddish-brown, membranous, up to 3,5 cm long, usually without cilia. Flowers in multiple dense terminal racemes, often showing as pale sandy brown. Perianth 3-4 mm long, rose-pink, greenish or white.
Notes: Two forms occur: f. senegalensis, which is hairless or almost so, and f. albotomentosa (R.A. Graham) K.L. Wilson , which is densely grey-tomentose.
Derivation of specific name: senegalensis: of Senegal
Habitat: In damp places near and in water by dams, lakes and rivers.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1700 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, South Africa, Egypt and Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 27 January 2006
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 28.

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 68.

Nogueira, I., Ortiz, S. & Paiva, J.A.R. (2006). Polygonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 10 - 11.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 98. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 94.

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 222.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Persicaria senegalensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121840, retrieved 20 October 2017

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