Oxygonum dregeanum Meisn.[Agg]

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Oxygonum dregeanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Oxygonum dregeanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Val D'Or

Oxygonum dregeanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main Harare-Mutare road near Rusape.

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Synonyms:
Common names: Starstalk (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb, up to 50 cm, but normally smaller. Leaves slightly succulent, long and narrow, often with two distinct teeth-like lobes near the base. Flowers in terminal clusters, white tinged with pink, up to 1.5 cm. The small oval fruits are ribbed and without spines.
Notes: Two subspecies, one of which has been split into 3 varieties, occur in Zimbabwe. This species is an aggregate species covering all the taxa which occur in the Flora Zambesiaca area.
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Habitat: In grassland, along road sides and in disturbed places.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Aug - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa (different subtaxa).
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Monday 18 July 2016
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African Plant Database: Oxygonum dregeanum
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Oxygonum dregeanum
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Oxygonum dregeanum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Oxygonum dregeanum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Oxygonum dregeanum
Ispot Southern Africa : Oxygonum dregeanum
JSTOR Plant Science: Oxygonum dregeanum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Oxygonum dregeanum
Tropicos: Oxygonum dregeanum
West African Plants database: Oxygonum dregeanum


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 dregeanum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121900, retrieved 24 July 2016

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