Kyphocarpa angustifolia (Moq.) Lopr.

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Kyphocarpa angustifolia

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Near Jacana Yacht Club, Lake Chivero

Kyphocarpa angustifolia

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Kutsaga

Kyphocarpa angustifolia

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Kutsaga

Kyphocarpa angustifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hwali River bridge

Kyphocarpa angustifolia

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Hwali River bridge

Kyphocarpa angustifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Khumalo Communal Land

Kyphocarpa angustifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Khumalo Communal Land

Kyphocarpa angustifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Khumalo Communal Land

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Synonyms: Cyathula angustifolia Moq.
Kyphocarpa zeyheri sensu Lopr.
Kyphocarpa zeyheri Lopr. var. petersii (Lopr.) Schinz
Sericocoma angustifolia (Moq.) Hook. f.
Sericocoma hereroensis Suesseng. & Beyerle
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Annual herb to 70 cm. Leaves narrowly linear, with a sharp point. Inflorescence a dense white or pinkish prickly spike, up to 20 cm long, the axis densely woolly.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: angustifolia: narrow-leaved
Habitat: In sandy soils, in open woodland, grassland and degraded areas.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Thursday 26 March 2015
Literature:

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 339. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 49. (Includes a picture).

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 16.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 20.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 134 - 135. (Includes a picture).

Roodt, V. (1998). Common Wild Flowers of the Okavango Delta Shell Field Guide Series: Part II Shell Oil Botswana, Gaberone. Pages 24 - 25. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 21.

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 196.

Townsend, C.C. (1988). Amaranthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1) Pages 62 - 65. (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. (undated, c. 1955). Common Rhodesian Weeds ?Government of Rhodesia, Salisbury Page 32. as Kyphocarpa zeyheri (Includes a picture).


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Kyphocarpa angustifolia
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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. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Kyphocarpa angustifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=122260, retrieved 25 July 2016

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