Wahlenbergia madagascariensis A. DC.

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Wahlenbergia madagascariensis

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Castleburn Forest, Vumba

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Synonyms: Wahlenbergia hilsenbergii A. DC.
Wahlenbergia oppositifolia A. DC.
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Perennial herb, probably short-lived, with prostrate or decumbent stems up to 50 cm. Leaves opposite, oblong to narrowly ovate; margin more or less undulate-crenate; mid vein prominent beneath. Flowers appearing lateral with hairy pedicels. Corolla whitish with narrowly triangular lobes.
Notes: This is our only species of Wahlenbergia with consistently opposite leaves.
Derivation of specific name: madagascariensis: of Madagascar
Habitat: In forest margins and clearings, usually in moist and shady places.
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Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
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Images last updated: Wednesday 1 February 2006

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 64.

Thulin, M. (1983). Campanulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Page 94.


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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: Wahlenbergia madagascariensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157620, retrieved 9 December 2016

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