Sium repandum Welw. ex Hiern

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Sium repandum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyangombe Falls, Nyanga NP

Sium repandum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bridal Veil Falls, Chimanimani

Sium repandum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bridal Veil Falls, Chimanimani

Sium repandum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bridal Veil Falls, Chimanimani

Sium repandum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bridal Veil Falls, Chimanimani

Sium repandum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bridal Veil Falls, Chimanimani

Sium repandum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bridal Veil Falls, Chimanimani

Sium repandum

Photo: Bart Wursten
BR

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Synonyms:
Common names: Water parsnip (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect, hairless perennial herb, up to 150 cm tall, growing from a creeping rhizome. Stems hollow, grooved, sometimes tinged red. Leaves pinnate, up to 30 cm long; leaflets oblong-lanceolate, up to 10 × 2 cm; margin with close-set regular teeth curving over each other as to give an almost scalloped appearance. Flowers in compound umbels with 7-24 rays, greenish-white to yellowish; bracts numerous, linear, up to 2 cm long; bracteoles similar to bracts. Fruit ovate-oblong, c. 2 × 1 mm, reddish-brown when ripe.
Notes: A specimen found in BR, collected in 1974, by Bamps, Symoens and Vanden Berghen (no. 760) is from the same place and is possibly from the same colony of plants, namely at the Bridal Veil Falls, as Bart's photographs taken on 31 Jan 2006.
Derivation of specific name: repandum: wavy, undulating, referring to the leaf margin.
Habitat: Occurring along streams, often standing in water.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jan - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Cameroon, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 22 July 2009
Literature:

Cannon, J.F.M. (1978). Apiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 597 - 598. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 24.


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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: Sium repandum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143230, retrieved 24 August 2016

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