Faroa amara Gilg ex Baker

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Faroa amara

Photo: Lynn Read
Kutsaga

Faroa amara

Photo: Lynn Read
Kutsaga

Faroa amara

Photo: Lynn Read
Kutsaga

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Frequency: Local, but possibly overlooked.
Status: Native
Description:
Tiny annual with winged stems to 7 (-12) cm. Leaves ± sessile, spathulate to oblanceolate, not occurring in a basal rosette and not exceeding the subtending flower fascicle. Inflorescence of axillary clusters, forming a dense terminal inflorescence. Flowers mauve, purplish or blue. Calyx lobes 1-nerved. Corolla lobes 0.9-1.2 mm. Seeds spherical.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: amara: bitter
Habitat: In sandy soil in open habitats.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1900 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 24 August 2008
Literature:

Paiva, J. & Nogueira, I. (1990). Gentianaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4) Page 45.


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African Plant Database: Faroa amara
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Faroa amara
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Faroa amara
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Faroa amara
Ispot Southern Africa : Faroa amara
JSTOR Plant Science: Faroa amara
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Faroa amara
Tropicos: Faroa amara
West African Plants database: Faroa amara


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: Faroa amara.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144710, retrieved 3 December 2016

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