Apium leptophyllum (Pers.) Benth.

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Apium leptophyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Apium leptophyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Apium leptophyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Chalet 2, Chirinda Forest

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Synonyms: Ciclospermum leptophyllum (Pers.) Eichler
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Introduced
Low, weak, glabrous annual herb up to 50 cm, sometimes branched from the base. Leaves 3 to 4-pinnate, finely divided. Inflorescences in compound umbels, which appear as multiple simple umbels; lateral in the axils of upper leaves (left).
Derivation of specific name: leptophyllum: thin-leaved
Habitat: Cultivated lands and gardens.
Altitude range: (metres) 560 - 1820 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: A widespread tropical weed, probably originating in Central America.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 24. as Cyclospermum leptophyllum


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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: Apium leptophyllum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143150, retrieved 26 May 2016

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