Craterocapsa tarsodes Hilliard & B.L. Burtt

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Craterocapsa tarsodes

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Mt Nyangani

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Synonyms: Wahlenbergia montana A. DC. var. glabrata Sond.
Common names:
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Perennial herb with prostrate stems. Leaves mostly rosulate at the tips of branches, lanceolate to oblanceolate; margin sparsely denticulate. Flowers sessile in the leaf rosettes. Corolla white to blue. Capsule 2-3 mm, subspherical, crowned by the hardened calyx lobes.
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Habitat: In shallow soil in rocky montane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) Above 2200 m
Flowering time:Feb?
Worldwide distribution: South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Wednesday 7 March 2007

Thulin, M. (1983). Campanulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 114 - 115. (Includes a picture).


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Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Craterocapsa tarsodes
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Craterocapsa tarsodes
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Craterocapsa tarsodes
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Craterocapsa tarsodes
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Craterocapsa tarsodes
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Craterocapsa tarsodes
Ispot Southern Africa : Craterocapsa tarsodes
JSTOR Plant Science: Craterocapsa tarsodes
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Craterocapsa tarsodes
Tropicos: Craterocapsa tarsodes
West African Plants database: Craterocapsa tarsodes

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: Craterocapsa tarsodes., retrieved 10 December 2016

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