Gibasis pellucida (M. Martens & Galeotti) Hunt

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Gibasis pellucida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Seldomseen, Vumba

Gibasis pellucida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Status: Introduced
Creeping, sprawling herb, rooting at the nodes. Leaves 2.5 - 10 cm long, sessile, distichous, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate; base asymmetric, rounded to cordate. Cymes in pairs. Flowers 7-14 mm in diameter, white.
Notes: Frequently cultivated and occasionally escaping in high rainfall areas.
Derivation of specific name: pellucida: through which light passes, transparent
Habitat: In shady disturbed ground.
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Worldwide distribution: Native to Mexico.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Sunday 6 June 2010

Walters, S.M. et al. (eds) (1984). The European Garden Flora. Vol. II. Monocotyledons (Part II). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Page 28.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gibasis pellucida
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Gibasis pellucida
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gibasis pellucida
The Plant List (version 1.1): Gibasis pellucida
Tropicos: Gibasis pellucida

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Gibasis pellucida., retrieved 18 January 2018

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