Anthospermum herbaceum L.f.

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Anthospermum herbaceum

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Leopard Rock Golf Course, Vumba

Anthospermum herbaceum

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Vumba Botanic Gardens

Anthospermum herbaceum

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By road from Swynnerton Memorial to main road, Chirinda Forest

Anthospermum herbaceum

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Road from Penhalonga to Small Bridge Dam

Anthospermum herbaceum

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Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

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Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Scrambling perennial herb, either erect and bushy or low and mat-forming. Leaves very variable in shape and size, from linear lanceolate to ovate, more or less hairy, often markedly discolourous. Flowers in elongated clusters, mostly on short lateral branches, greenish to yellowish, sometimes purple-tinged. Fruit small, yellowish-brown to reddish-brown, grooved and tuberculate.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: herbaceum: herb-like or herbaceous; not woody
Habitat: In bracken scrub at the edges of forest and grassland, in riverine thickets and along the edges of marshes.
Altitude range: (metres) 450 - 2300 m
Flowering time:Aug - Dec
Worldwide distribution: The eastern side of Africa from Ethiopia to South Africa. Also on the southwestern part of the Arabian Peninsula.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Images last updated: Sunday 26 July 2015
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 238. as Anthospermum herbaceum herbaceum

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 71.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 87.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 157 - 158.


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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: Anthospermum herbaceum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156580, retrieved 25 June 2016

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