Glossostelma carsonii (N.E. Br.) Bullock

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Glossostelma carsonii

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Bunga Views, Vumba

Glossostelma carsonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bunga Views, Vumba

Glossostelma carsonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Westaway, Vumba

Glossostelma carsonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

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Common names: Maroon milkweed (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Perennial herb with annual stems growing from large underground tubers.
Derivation of specific name: carsonii: named after Alexander Carson (1850-1896), British engineer and avid plant collector in Zambia.
Habitat: Rocky areas of Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Nov - Jan
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Images last updated: Friday 22 February 2013

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 102 - 103. (Includes a picture).

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 94, plate 128

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 47.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Glossostelma carsonii
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West African Plants database: Glossostelma carsonii

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Glossostelma carsonii., retrieved 31 May 2016

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