Cyathula cylindrica Moq.

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Cyathula cylindrica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba road in Bunga Forest

Cyathula cylindrica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba road in Bunga Forest

Cyathula cylindrica

Photo: Bart Wursten

Cyathula cylindrica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rhodes Dam, Nyanga National Park

Cyathula cylindrica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near World's View, Nyanga

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Common names:
Frequency: Frequent in division E
Status: Native
Widely scrambling perennial, often covering surrounding vegetation.
Notes: This species occurs westwards along the watershed (Marondera and Rusape areas) towards Harare and may be found at Domboshawa (see image 3). Typically, outside of the E Highlands, it is a much smaller plant - as shown in image 3.
Derivation of specific name: cylindrica: cylindric
Habitat: Occurring at the edges of montane forest. It also occurs in drier habitats, such as woodland and rocky terrain, where it is more bushy and less of a scrambler.
Altitude range: (metres) 1620 - 2400 m
Flowering time:Aug - Sep
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 12 August 2006

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 56. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 37.

Townsend, C.C. (1988). Amaranthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1) Pages 82 - 84.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyathula cylindrica
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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: Cyathula cylindrica., retrieved 22 October 2016

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