6778.010 Aspidoglossum E. Mey.

Goyder, D.J. (2007) Zimbabwean Asclepiadaceae. Unpublished list.

Kupicha, F.K. (1984) Studies on African Asclepiadaceae Kew Bulletin 38 599-672

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, with annual stems, which are simple and erect; latex milky. Leaves opposite or rarely whorled, usually narrowly linear. Flowers in fascicles. Calyx shorter than corolla. Corolla campanulate; lobes elliptic, spreading or reflexed, usually pilose on the back. Corona with lobes alternating with corolla lobes, each a dorsal outgrowth from the opposing stamen. Anthers 2-locular. Seeds many.

Worldwide: 35 species in tropical and South Africa

Zimbabwe: 13 taxa.

Aspidoglossum nyasae

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
angustissimum (K. Schum.) BullockN,C,EDescription, Image
araneiferum (Schltr.) KupichaN,W
biflorum E. Mey.N,C,S
connatum (N.E. Br.) BullockCDescription, Image
crebrum KupichaC,E
elliotii (Schltr.) KupichaN
erubescens (Schltr.) BullockW,C,S
eylesii (S. Moore) KupichaN,C,E,S
glabellum Kupicha[NrEnd]EDescription, Image
interruptum (E. Mey.) BullockN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
lanatum (Weim.) KupichaE
nyasae (Britten & Rendle) KupichaN,W,C,EDescription, Image
rhodesicum (Weim.) KupichaE

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Aspidoglossum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1131, retrieved 29 January 2022

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