Anthospermum vallicola S. Moore

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Anthospermum vallicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Anthospermum vallicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Anthospermum vallicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Anthospermum vallicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Anthospermum vallicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Anthospermum vallicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Anthospermum vallicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Anthospermum vallicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

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Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Much-branched shrub, usually single-stemmed, 1-3 m tall. Branches ascending to erect, more or less papillate, densely leafy. Leaves in whorls of 3, linear to linear-lanceolate, 1.5-5.5cm long, hairless; margin entire, often rolled under, sometimes flat. Stipular sheath hairy with at least one narrowly triangular seta, 0.7-1.5 mm long. Flowers in dense clusters at the nodes, greenish-yellow to pale yellow, sometimes reddish-tinged, unisexual; male and female flowers on different plants. Fruit with mericarps oblong, 1.8-3.5 mm long, hairless, reddish-brown, shiny.
Notes: Though not listed in Endemic Plants Species of Zimbabwe (A. Mapaura in Kirkia 18-2, 2002), the restricted distribution of this species would justify this as a near-endemic.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Montane rocky areas, often as a constituent of 'ericoid' scrub.
Altitude range: (metres) 1700 - 2600 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Eastern Zimbabwe and adjacent Mozambique (including Mt Gorongosa).
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Images last updated: Wednesday 7 September 2011
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 277.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 154 - 155.


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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Anthospermum vallicola
The Plant List (version 1.1): Anthospermum vallicola
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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: Anthospermum vallicola.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156620, retrieved 13 December 2017

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