Periglossum mackenii Harv.

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Periglossum mackenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Below dam wall, Cleveland Dam

Periglossum mackenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo

Periglossum mackenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo

Periglossum mackenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo

Periglossum mackenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo

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Synonyms: Cordylogyne kassnerianum (Schltr.) Eyles
Cordylogyne mossambicense (Schltr.) Eyles
Periglossum kassnerianum (Schltr.) Eyles
Periglossum mossambicense Schltr.
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb up to 75 cm high with milky sap. Leaves opposite, linear; margins often rolled under. Inflorescences axillary on long peduncles, densely-flowered, spherical. Flowers cream, often tinged purple-brown on the inside of the corolla lobes.
Notes: Although we have P. mackenii as the currently accepted name with P. mossambicense as a synonym, some sources still treat both as separate, accepted species.
Derivation of specific name: mackenii: after Mark Johnston McKen (1823-1872), Scottish plant collector and herbarium curator at the Durban Botanic Gardens.
Habitat: In grassland
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1550 m
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho and North-West, Limpopo, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
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Images last updated: Friday 13 May 2016
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West African Plants database: Periglossum mackenii


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: Periglossum mackenii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145670, retrieved 26 August 2016

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