Asclepias eminens (Harv.) Schltr.

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Asclepias eminens

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Nr cnr of Lanner and Teviotdale Avenues, Borrowdale Common

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Synonyms: Gomphocarpus eminens Harv.
Stenostelma eminens (Harv.) Bullock
Common names: Large turret flower (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, growing from tuberous roots. Stems prostrate or semi-erect; leaves linear. Flowers in terminal inflorescences; petals reflexed, grey-green. Corona lobes overtopping the central column (style tip).
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: eminens: standing out, referring to the protruding corona.
Habitat: A species of grassland and rocky hillsides.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Nov - Jan
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 22 November 2008
Literature:

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 198. As Stenostelma eminens


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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: Asclepias eminens.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145850, retrieved 25 August 2016

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