Alepidea peduncularis A. Rich.

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Alepidea peduncularis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Trout Research Centre Inyanga NP

Alepidea peduncularis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Trout Research Centre Inyanga NP

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Synonyms: Alepidea gracilis Dummer
Alepidea swynnertonii Dummer
Common names:
Frequency: Common in the E Highlands; also recorded from outliers in divisions C and S (see below for a discussion)
Status: Native
Perennial herb, up to 70 cm. Leaves mostly basal, with a very prominently ciliate margin.
Notes: In Division C, recorded from Wedza Mountain and Makoni District and in division S from Victoria District (Mainwaring 3003)
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Occurring in montane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1220 - 2440 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: East Africa south to South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
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Images last updated: Friday 10 March 2006

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 52 - 53. as Alepidea gracilis (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 41.


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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: Alepidea peduncularis., retrieved 31 May 2016

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