Adenostemma caffrum DC.

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Adenostemma caffrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Below dam wall, Cleveland Dam

Adenostemma caffrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Below dam wall, Cleveland Dam

Adenostemma caffrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Below dam wall, Cleveland Dam

Adenostemma caffrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Close to Inyangombe Falls

Adenostemma caffrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Close to Inyangombe Falls

Adenostemma caffrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo

Adenostemma caffrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo

Adenostemma caffrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo

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Status: Native
Description:
Erect or ascending perennial herb, rooting at the nodes. Stems fleshy, hollow, mostly hairless. Leaves subsessile, ovate to lanceolate; margins variously subentire to serrate-dentate. Inflorescence a loose terminal cyme. Capitula 6-10 mm in diameter. Corolla white with a conspicuous style.
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Derivation of specific name: caffrum: from Kaffraria, a historic name for South Africa
Habitat: In wet and swampy areas, particularly in disturbed places.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Thursday 22 May 2014
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 78. as Adenostemma caffrum asperum (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 3.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 30.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 198.


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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: Adenostemma caffrum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=158620, retrieved 25 September 2017

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