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:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 31 August 2006
Literature:

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 26.

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 9 December 2016

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