Kanahia laniflora (Forssk.) R. Br.

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Kanahia laniflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Odzi R., nr Hot Springs

Kanahia laniflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Odzi R., nr Hot Springs

Kanahia laniflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Odzi R., nr Hot Springs

Kanahia laniflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near bridge over Matetsi River

Kanahia laniflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near bridge over Matetsi River

Kanahia laniflora

Photo: Petra Ballings
By Mazowe River, between camp and weir, Hippo Pools

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Synonyms: Asclepias laniflora Forssk.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Multi-stemmed, shrub-like perennial. Leaves linear, stiff. Flowers in axillary, pedunculate clusters, creamy-white. Corolla lobes fringed with long silvery hairs.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: laniflora: with woolly flowers
Habitat: Along watercourses in hot, dry areas, often partly submerged when rivers are in flood.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 31 August 2006
Literature:

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 28.


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Flora of Botswana: Kanahia laniflora
Flora of Mozambique: Kanahia laniflora
Flora of Zambia: Kanahia laniflora

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African Plant Database: Kanahia laniflora
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Kanahia laniflora
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Kanahia laniflora
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Kanahia laniflora
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Kanahia laniflora
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Kanahia laniflora
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Kanahia laniflora
Ispot Southern Africa : Kanahia laniflora
JSTOR Plant Science: Kanahia laniflora
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Kanahia laniflora
Tropicos: Kanahia laniflora
West African Plants database: Kanahia laniflora


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: Kanahia laniflora.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145640, retrieved 26 May 2016

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