Ammannia auriculata Willd.

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Ammannia auriculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Tuli to Hwali River bridge

Ammannia auriculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Tuli to Hwali River bridge

Ammannia auriculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Tuli to Hwali River bridge

Ammannia auriculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Tuli to Hwali River bridge

Ammannia auriculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Tuli to Hwali River bridge

Ammannia auriculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Tuli to Hwali River bridge

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Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual herb, simple or more or less branched, up to 65 cm high. Stem more or less 4-sided and narrowly winged towards the top. Leaves 1.5-8 cm long, linear to narrowly lanceolate, distinctly cordate-auriculate at the base except sometimes the lowermost leaves; margin entire. Flowers in lax, few-15 flowered axillary inflorescences on a peduncle 4-18 mm long. Petals 4, obovate deep pink.Stamens 4-8, Exserted. Capsule globose, 2-3.5 mm in diameter.
Notes: The combination of auriculate leaves and rather lax, few-flowered inflorescences on longer peduncles distinguishes this species from others in this genus.
Derivation of specific name: auriculata: with ear-like lobes, auriculate
Habitat: In moist sandy soils and alluvial plains near water.
Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution: Pantropical and subtropical.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
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Images last updated: Monday 17 December 2012
Literature:

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 82.

Fernandes, A. (1978). Lythraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 305 - 306.

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 59.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 78. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 82.


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Flora of Botswana: Ammannia auriculata
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African Plant Database: Ammannia auriculata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Ammannia auriculata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ammannia auriculata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ammannia auriculata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ammannia auriculata
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ammannia auriculata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ammannia auriculata
Ispot Southern Africa : Ammannia auriculata
JSTOR Plant Science: Ammannia auriculata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ammannia auriculata
Tropicos: Ammannia auriculata
West African Plants database: Ammannia auriculata


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: Ammannia auriculata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=141510, retrieved 24 May 2016

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