Cyathula uncinulata (Schrad.) Schinz

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Cyathula uncinulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Leopard Rock Game Reserve, Vumba

Cyathula uncinulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Leopard Rock Game Reserve, Vumba

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Common names:
Frequency: Locally abundant, mainly in E
Status: Native
Widely scrambling perennial.
Notes: The seeds stick to the fur of animals, which functions as an agent for seed dispersal.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In plantations and the eco-tone between forest and grassland. Also on roadsides and streambanks. It often forms dense thickets, scrambling over the surrounding vegetation.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 21.

Townsend, C.C. (1988). Amaranthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1) Pages 81 - 83. (Includes a picture).


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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 uncinulata., retrieved 3 December 2016

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