Micrargeria filiformis (Schumach. & Thonn.) Hutch. & Dalziel

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Micrargeria filiformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Below dam wall, Cleveland Dam

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Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Slender, erect, annual herb, 30-80 cm. Leaves opposite, filiform to linear, 1-3 cm long. Flowers usually opposite, usually white to pale pink, sometimes darker, short-lived, falling by the afternoon.
Derivation of specific name: filiformis: filiform, thread-like
Habitat: In vleis, swamps and other damp places.
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 1800 m
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa from the Sudan south to Angola and Zimbabwe; also in West Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 5 March 2006

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 151 - 154. (Includes a picture).


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Micrargeria filiformis
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West African Plants database: Micrargeria filiformis

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: Micrargeria filiformis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=151870, retrieved 27 October 2016

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