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Anthospermum zimbabwense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Globe Rock, Vumba

Anthospermum zimbabwense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Globe Rock, Vumba

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Status: Native
Many-stemmed perennial dwarf shrub, less than 1 m. Leaves in whorls of 3, linear to narrowly oblanceolate; margins often revolute. Flowers greenish yellow, borne in clusters at the nodes, sexes separate on different plants; female clusters more conspicuous and with more flowers than male clusters. Fruit reddish brown.
Derivation of specific name: zimbabwense: of Zimbabwe where the type specimen was found.
Habitat: In grassland and on rocky hillsides.
Altitude range: (metres) 1400 - 2150 m
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Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Page 154. (Includes a picture).


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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 zimbabwense., retrieved 25 October 2016

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