Sanicula elata Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don

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Sanicula elata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chirinda Forest

Sanicula elata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chirinda Forest

Sanicula elata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hadange River crossing, rd to Outward Bound, Chimanimani

Sanicula elata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the Swynnerton Memorial, Chirinda Forest

Sanicula elata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the Swynnerton Memorial, Chirinda Forest

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Synonyms: Sanicula europaea sensu Sond.
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Status: Native
Description:
Erect short-lived entirely hairless perennial herb, up to 80 cm tall. Leaves broadly ovate to pentagonal in outline, up to 14 cm wide, more or less deeply palmately divided with up to 5 divisions, each lobe often lobed or divided again; margin serrate with mucronate tips to the teeth. Basal leaves with long petioles, up to 30 cm long; leaves along the stem similar but gradually much smaller. Flowers in umbels with 2-3 rays; partial umbels 4-7-flowered, white to greenish-yellow. Fruit shortly ovoid, 2 × 3 mm, densely covered in short hooked spines.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: elata: tall, high
Habitat: Near streams in moist shady situations.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical and subtropical Africa and Asia.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Friday 30 January 2009
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sanicula elata
Ispot Southern Africa : Sanicula elata
JSTOR Plant Science: Sanicula elata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sanicula elata
Tropicos: Sanicula elata
West African Plants database: Sanicula elata


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: Sanicula elata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143020, retrieved 27 May 2016

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