Anthospermum rigidum Eckl. & Zeyh.
subsp. pumilum (Sond.) Puff

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Anthospermum rigidum subsp. pumilum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, below dam wall

Anthospermum rigidum subsp. pumilum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, below dam wall

Anthospermum rigidum subsp. pumilum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, below dam wall

Anthospermum rigidum subsp. pumilum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Anthospermum rigidum subsp. pumilum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Anthospermum rigidum subsp. pumilum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Nyanga - Troutbeck road

Anthospermum rigidum subsp. pumilum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Nyanga - Troutbeck road

Anthospermum rigidum subsp. pumilum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Nyanga - Troutbeck road

Anthospermum rigidum subsp. pumilum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Nyanga - Troutbeck road

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Synonyms: Anthospermum humile N.E. Br.
Anthospermum pumilum Sond.
Anthospermum spicatum Suesseng.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Herbaceous perennial with numerous unbranched stems, up to 30 cm long, growing from a rosette-like woody base. Leaves opposite to pseudo whorled, subsessile, 6-20 mm long, linear, to very narrowly (ob-)lanceolate, thinly textured, midrib often reddish-brown; margins papillate, sometimes rolled under. Stipular sheath with 1(-3) small setae. Flowers in clusters of 2-6 at the nodes, subsessile, greenish to yellowish, bisexual or unisexual on the same plant. Fruit reddish brown, shiny, hairless.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: rigidum: rigid, stiff
Habitat: A species of rocky grassland and open woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1050 - 1850 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 25 May 2008
Literature:

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 96.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Page 158.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Anthospermum rigidum
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West African Plants database: Anthospermum rigidum


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 rigidum subsp. pumilum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156590, retrieved 4 December 2016

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