Pachycarpus concolor E. Mey.
subsp. concolor

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Pachycarpus concolor subsp. concolor

Photo: Bart Wursten
On the ancient terracing on Nyahokwe Hill, Nyanga

Pachycarpus concolor subsp. concolor

Photo: Bart Wursten
On the ancient terracing on Nyahokwe Hill, Nyanga

Pachycarpus concolor subsp. concolor

Photo: Bart Wursten
On the ancient terracing on Nyahokwe Hill, Nyanga

Pachycarpus concolor subsp. concolor

Photo: Bart Wursten
On the ancient terracing on Nyahokwe Hill, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Asclepias concolor (E. Mey.) Schltr.
Gomphocarpus concolor (E. Mey.) Decne.
Xysmalobium concolor (E.Mey.) D. Dietr.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with annual stems, growing from a cylindric vertical tuber. Stem 1-several, erect or procumbent, usually unbranched, sometimes branching near the base, up to 1 m tall, densely pubescent with spreading white or rusty hairs. Leaves opposite, spreading, shortly petiolate, linear to narrowly lanceolate or lanceolate to ovate, up to 16 × 4 cm, with slightly rough spreading white or rusty hairs on both surfaces; margin with minute crisped or rough hairs. Inflorescences terminal and extra-axillary, 1-7-flowered, scented erect umbels. Corolla spreading to broadly campanulate, reddish-brown and densely pubescent outside, white, cream or pale green with or without purple-brown markings, hairless or minutely papillate inside. Lobes up to 18 × 13 mm, broadly ovate. Corona lobes arising from the base of the staminal column, basal part swollen with 2 erect teeth, apical part ligulate or slightly spathulate, up to c. 10 mm long, erect or curved in over the staminal column. Follicle erect on a twisted pedicel, up to 12 × 3 cm, fusiform, usually not inflated, with 6 narrow longitudinal ridges.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: concolor: of one colour
Habitat: In open burned grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1300 - 2500 m
Flowering time:Oct - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Monday 26 August 2013
Literature:

Goyder, D.J. (1998). A revision of Pachycarpus E. Mey. in tropical Africa with notes on the genus in southern Africa Kew Bulletin 53 Pages 351 - 355. (Includes a picture).

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


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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: Pachycarpus concolor subsp. concolor.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145750, retrieved 26 August 2016

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