Antherotoma naudinii Hook. f.

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Antherotoma naudinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Cheshire Cottage, Nyanga

Antherotoma naudinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Cheshire Cottage, Nyanga

Antherotoma naudinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Antherotoma naudinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

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Synonyms: Osbeckia antherotoma Naudin
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Slender annual herb, up to 35 cm, usually less. Stems mostly simple, sometimes with a few ascending branches. Leaves opposite, increasing in size upwards on the stem, ovate to oblong, pale green with appressed hairs on both surfaces, 3-5-veined from the base; margin entire to finely crenate-dentate with the teeth ending in a bristle. Flowers in terminal clusters, usually surrounded by 4 leaves, pale mauve to pink; anthers yellow; style red.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In moist places in shade in a wide variety of habitats.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2050 m
Flowering time:Dec - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa and Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 21 February 2006
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 58 - 59. (Includes a picture).

Fernandes, R. & A. (1961). Contribution to the knowledge of the MELASTOMATOIDEAE of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Kirkia 1 Page 69.


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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Antherotoma naudinii
Ispot Southern Africa : Antherotoma naudinii
JSTOR Plant Science: Antherotoma naudinii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Antherotoma naudinii
Tropicos: Antherotoma naudinii
West African Plants database: Antherotoma naudinii


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: Antherotoma naudinii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142500, retrieved 31 May 2016

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