Cynoglossum lanceolatum Forssk.

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Cynoglossum lanceolatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Eland Way, Haka

Cynoglossum lanceolatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Eland Way, Haka

Cynoglossum lanceolatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso.

Cynoglossum lanceolatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Camp site, Ndundu Lodge Vumba.

Cynoglossum lanceolatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Camp site, Ndundu Lodge Vumba.

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Synonyms: Cynoglossum micranthum Desf.
Paracynoglossum lanceolatum (Forssk.) R.R. Mill.
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Short-lived perennial herb with annual stems, up to 1.5 m. Leaves lanceolate near the base to near-linear higher up the stem. Flowers all along the branches, up to 4 mm across, white to sky blue. Fruits consisting of 4 small nutlets, covered in sticky hairs.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: lanceolatum: lanceolate
Habitat: A plant of various open habitats including as a weed of cultivation and roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 2250 m
Flowering time:Dec - Jan
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 30 September 2005
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 117.

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 12.

Martins, E.S. (1990). Boraginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4) Pages 105 - 107. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cynoglossum lanceolatum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148510, retrieved 21 July 2017

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