Cynanchum praecox S. Moore

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Cynanchum praecox

Photo: Bart Wursten

Cynanchum praecox

Photo: Bart Wursten

Cynanchum praecox

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Common names:
Status: Native
Small perennial herb, less than 45 cm tall. Leaves narrowly elliptic to lanceolate. Flowers in small terminal umbels, appearing before the leaves, white, cream or greenish.
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Habitat: Occurring in woodland and grassland, usually flowering after fire.
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
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Images last updated: Monday 3 August 2009

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 70.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cynanchum praecox
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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: Cynanchum praecox., retrieved 21 October 2016

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