Oxygonum delagoense Kuntze

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Oxygonum delagoense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Matetsi road, just outside Nantwich Gate, Hwange National Park.

Oxygonum delagoense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Matetsi road, just outside Nantwich Gate, Hwange National Park.

Oxygonum delagoense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Matetsi road, just outside Nantwich Gate, Hwange National Park.

Oxygonum delagoense

Photo: Gareth Dicker
Shumba area, Hwange National Park

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Synonyms: Oxygonum junodii De Wild.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect or ascending, annual or short-lived perennial herb. Stems up to 1 m tall, longitudinally striate, hairless or slightly velvety. Leaves narrowly elliptic-lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, 2-8 cm long, hairless or finely velvety, mucronate at the apex, with or without 1-3 pairs of more or less distinct lobes on the margin. Flowers in 2-4(6)-flowered clusters in the axils of bracts, together forming slender terminal racemes up to 30 cm long. Corolla white, greenish or pale pink, densely pubescent on the outside of the tube. Some male flowers usually present; styles of the long-styled flowers 3-3.5 mm long; styles of the short-styled flowers 1-3.5 mm long. Fruit a 3-sided more or less conical nut, 5-6 mm long, usually with 3 small, sometimes minute, teeth or protuberances at the angles a little above the base.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: delagoense: of Delagoa Bay in Mozambique, where the type specimen was found.
Habitat: Open grassland, often in sandy soils near water.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,S
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Images last updated: Monday 23 January 2012
Literature:

Nogueira, I., Ortiz, S. & Paiva, J.A.R. (2006). Polygonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Page 34.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 93.

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 221.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Oxygonum delagoense
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West African Plants database: Oxygonum delagoense


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: Oxygonum delagoense.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121890, retrieved 28 May 2016

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