Epilobium salignum Hausskn.

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Epilobium salignum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Below dam wall, Cleveland Dam

Epilobium salignum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Below dam wall, Cleveland Dam

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Synonyms: Epilobium neriophyllum Hausskn.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Perennial herb, up to 1.5 m, growing from a rhizome. Leaves (sub)opposite, becoming alternate in the inflorescence. Inflorescence up to 30 cm long. Flowers nodding, later erect, cream to deep pink with a long floral tube. Stigma entire, not 4-lobed. Fruits up to 4.5 cm, splitting at the apical end while still on the plant.
Derivation of specific name: salignum: willow-like, resembling a Salix
Habitat: A species of vleis, bogs and seepage areas.
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 2500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 220.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 90.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 130.


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West African Plants database: Epilobium salignum

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: Epilobium salignum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142770, retrieved 24 July 2016

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