Pollichia campestris Aiton

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Pollichia campestris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near railway line by road to Hwange NP, Main Camp

Pollichia campestris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near railway line by road to Hwange NP, Main Camp

Pollichia campestris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near railway line by road to Hwange NP, Main Camp

Pollichia campestris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near railway line by road to Hwange NP, Main Camp

Pollichia campestris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near railway line by road to Hwange NP, Main Camp

Pollichia campestris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near railway line by road to Hwange NP, Main Camp

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Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Small, much-branched, sprawling shrublet. Stipules 2-4 mm, white. Leaves 0.5-3.2 × 0.5-0.9 cm, linear-oblanceolate, glaucous; apex apiculate. Inflorescences with several-many flowers; bracts similar to stipules. Sepals 0.5 mm, thick. Petals c. 0.12 mm, white. Capsule c. 0.7 mm, ellipsoid, with a curved embryo, surrounded by the fleshy bracts which may be white or orange.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: campestris: of the fields or plains
Habitat: Open woodland, often on sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widely distributed in Africa from Ethiopia south to the Cape Province of South Africa; also in Arabia
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,S
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Images last updated: Wednesday 19 January 2011
Literature:

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 78. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 73. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 45.

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 203.

Wild, H. (1960-1). Illecebraceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 358 - 360. (Includes a picture).


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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pollichia campestris
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Ispot Southern Africa : Pollichia campestris
JSTOR Plant Science: Pollichia campestris
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pollichia campestris
Tropicos: Pollichia campestris
West African Plants database: Pollichia campestris


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: Pollichia campestris.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123420, retrieved 24 August 2016

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