Pachycarpus bisacculatus (Oliv.) Goyder

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Pachycarpus bisacculatus

Photo: Bill Clarke
In Seven Acres, Val D'Or, to the left of the path leading to Big Rock

Pachycarpus bisacculatus

Photo: Bill Clarke
In Seven Acres, Val D'Or, to the left of the path leading to Big Rock

Pachycarpus bisacculatus

Photo: Bill Clarke
In Seven Acres, Val D'Or, to the left of the path leading to Big Rock

Pachycarpus bisacculatus

Photo: Bill Clarke
In Seven Acres, Val D'Or, to the left of the path leading to Big Rock

Pachycarpus bisacculatus

Photo: Bill Clarke
In Seven Acres, Val D'Or, to the left of the path leading to Big Rock

Pachycarpus bisacculatus

Photo: Robert Plowes
Ziwa ruins, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Gomphocarpus bisacculatus Oliv.
Pachycarpus lineolatus sensu Bullock non Decne.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with annual stems, growing from a cluster of fleshy tubers. Stem erect or ascending, usually single, unbranched, up to 1.5 m tall, sometimes branching near the base, densely pubescent with spreading white hairs. Leaves opposite, shortly petiolate, lanceolate, ovate to oblong, up to 12 × 7 cm, with slightly rough spreading white hairs on both surfaces, cordate or truncate at the base; margin with minute rough hairs. Inflorescences terminal and extra-axillary, 4-8(-14)-flowered secund umbels. Corolla spreading to saucer-shaped, brownish-purple and densely pubescent outside, pale green with purple-brown lines inside. Lobes up to 15 × 10 mm, ovate, pointed, minutely papillate and with short hairs towards the apex and margins. Corona lobes cream or pink with a purple tip, almost as broad as long apparently folded into a pouch, lower than the staminal column. Follicle erect on a twisted pedicel, up to 12 × 7 cm, ovoid or fusiform, usually inflated, without wings or ridges, pubescent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In seasonally waterlogged grassland and in Brachystegia or mixed deciduous woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 100 - 2500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Guinea Bissau to Sudan and Ethiopia and South to Angola Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 12 February 2011
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 347 - 351. (Includes a picture).


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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 bisacculatus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145780, retrieved 1 July 2016

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