Caperonia stuhlmannii Pax

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Caperonia stuhlmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road no5A near Lion House, Gorongosa National Park

Caperonia stuhlmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road no5A near Lion House, Gorongosa National Park

Caperonia stuhlmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road no5A near Lion House, Gorongosa National Park

Caperonia stuhlmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road no5A near Lion House, Gorongosa National Park

Caperonia stuhlmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Urema Floodplain Edge, Gorongosa National Park

Caperonia stuhlmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Urema Floodplain Edge, Gorongosa National Park

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Synonyms: Caperonia castaneifolia sensu Klotzsch
Caperonia palustris sensu Müll. Arg.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect or ascending annual, up to 1.8 m tall but usually much shorter. Leaves oblong-lanceolate, up to 14 cm long, thinly leathery, 3-5-veined from the base, sparingly appressed hairy or almost hairless; margin distinctly toothed. Flowers in axillary spikes with glandular peduncles, unisexual. Male flowers short-lived, greenish; female flowers, with white petals, Fruit up to 4.5 × 7 mm, 3-lobed, covered in glandular hairs, green.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: stuhlmannii: after Dr Franz Ludwig Stuhlmann (1863-1928), German zoologist, who collected many plants in Mozambique and Tanzania.
Habitat: In alluvial black clay soils on floodplains, mudflats and margins of pans, sometimes in standing water.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1830 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 30 August 2008
Literature:

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 138 - 140. (Includes a picture).


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Caperonia stuhlmannii
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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: Caperonia stuhlmannii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=134860, retrieved 28 June 2016

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