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).

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, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Adenostemma caffrum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=158620, retrieved 26 July 2016

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