Aspidoglossum nyasae (Britten & Rendle) Kupicha

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Aspidoglossum nyasae

Photo: Mark Hyde
Rydal Court, Ruwa

Aspidoglossum nyasae

Photo: Mark Hyde
Rydal Court, Ruwa

Aspidoglossum nyasae

Photo: Mark Hyde
Rydal Court, Ruwa

Aspidoglossum nyasae

Photo: Mark Hyde
Rydal Court, Ruwa

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Synonyms: Schizoglossum leptoglossum Weim.
Schizoglossum nyasae Britten & Rendle
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Status: Native
Description:
Branched or unbranched herb, up to 1.1 m tall. Leaves whorled, at least in the inflorescence, sometimes irregular below. Leaves: lamina up to 8.5 × 1.3 cm, narrowly linear or linear-spathulate. Flowers 3-16 per node. Calyx segments with appressed hairs. Corolla lobes spreading to reflexed, green, very rarely purple, glabrous to pubescent. Corona of Type A (sensu Kupicha). Fruit 7.5 - 9 cm long, fusiform, bearing appressed bristles.
Notes: The only species of Aspidoglossum in Zimbabwe with leaves in whorls.
Derivation of specific name: nyasae: from Malawi (Nyasaland)
Habitat: Occurring in montane grassland, often among rocks, in open Brachystegia woodland or scrub.
Altitude range: (metres) 1100 - 1700 m
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Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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West African Plants database: Aspidoglossum nyasae


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: Aspidoglossum nyasae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145610, retrieved 27 July 2016

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