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Cleveland Dam, Harare
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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
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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.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Oxygonum dregeanum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121900, retrieved 28 June 2016
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