Kosteletzkya buettneri Gürke

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Kosteletzkya buettneri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Katombora, Zambian side - walk to 2nd embarcation point

Kosteletzkya buettneri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Katombora, Zambian side - walk to 2nd embarcation point

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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Erect annual or perennial, growing from a rhizomatous rootstock. All parts with stellate hairs. Leaves ovate to lanceolate, becoming linear towards the top of the stems. Flowers up to 4.5 cm in diameter, solitary in the upper leaf axils, white with a yellowish staminal tube. Capsule 8-15 mm in diameter, depressed-spherical.
Derivation of specific name: buettneri: named after a Mr Büttner, who collected the type specimen.
Habitat: A species of river margins and wet, swampy places.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1600 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: West Africa, DRC and south to Namibia
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
Growth form(s): Annual, perennial.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 31 March 2007

Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 472 - 474. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 398. (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 61.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 84.

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 218.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Kosteletzkya buettneri
African Plant Database: Kosteletzkya buettneri
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Kosteletzkya buettneri
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Kosteletzkya buettneri
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Kosteletzkya buettneri
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Kosteletzkya buettneri
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Kosteletzkya buettneri
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Kosteletzkya buettneri
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Kosteletzkya buettneri
Ispot Southern Africa: Kosteletzkya buettneri
JSTOR Plant Science: Kosteletzkya buettneri
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Kosteletzkya buettneri
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Kosteletzkya buettneri
The Plant List (version 1.1): Kosteletzkya buettneri
Tropicos: Kosteletzkya buettneri

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Kosteletzkya buettneri.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139710, retrieved 24 November 2017

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