Cyphia alba N.E. Br.

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Cyphia alba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vlei nr Connemara, World's View

Cyphia alba

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd to World's View, Nyanga

Cyphia alba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Connemara, World's View

Cyphia alba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Silver Mist cottage, near Troutbeck

Cyphia alba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Silver Mist cottage, near Troutbeck

Cyphia alba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Silver Mist cottage, near Troutbeck

Cyphia alba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Silver Mist cottage, near Troutbeck

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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Erect or somewhat twining perennial herb, Leaves linear-lanceolate with the mid vein prominent below; margin finely toothed. Inflorescence a terminal raceme up to 30-flowered. Flowers, despite the name, most commonly pink, but vary from white to purple.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: alba: white, although flowers may be pink or mauve-purple.
Habitat: Montane grassland
Altitude range: (metres) Above 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: So far only recorded from the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe but it may also occur across the border in Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Climber, perennial.
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Images last updated: Wednesday 22 July 2015
Literature:

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 14. SABONET. Pretoria. Page 180.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 143.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 58.

Thulin, M. (1983). Lobeliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Page 152.


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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cyphia alba
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JSTOR Plant Science: Cyphia alba
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyphia alba
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West African Plants database: Cyphia alba


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: Cyphia alba.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157710, retrieved 28 July 2016

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