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:
Red data list 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.

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


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African Plant Database: Cynoglossum lanceolatum
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cynoglossum lanceolatum
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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: Cynoglossum lanceolatum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148510, retrieved 1 October 2016

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