Details of record no: 71471

Gomphocarpus fruticosus (L.) W.T. Aiton
subsp. fruticosus

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Record details:

Date: 14 May 2015
Recorder(s):BT Wursten
J Guyton
Collector(s):J Guyton
JAG_15_002C
Determiner(s):BT Wursten
Confirmer(s):
Herbarium:
Habitat: Floodplain
Location: Lake Urema Floodplain, Gorongosa National Park
Location code(s): 14
Outing code: 41
Planted code: Not planted
Country: Mozambique
Quarter Degree Square: 1834C4
Grid reference:
FZ Division: MS
Altitude (metres): 23
Notes: Branched herb up to 150cm tall. Forming large colonies along edges of floodplain grassland. Locally abundant. Flowers white and pink. Plant has milky sap. Fruit green and spiny with pointed tip. Old fruit brown and cracks open to reveal cottony fluff. Often being pollinated by African monarch butterflies.
Latitude, Longitude: -18.901690, 34.437740
Location Accuracy Code: 7

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Images:

Image: 16

Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. fruticosus
Species id:145690
Image id:16
Image number:23620
Photographer: BT Wursten
Code 1 if image of a herbarium specimen:0
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Image notes:Branched herb up to 150cm tall. Forming large colonies along edges of floodplain grassland. Locally abundant. Flowers white and pink. Plant has milky sap. Fruit green and spiny with pointed tip. Old fruit brown and cracks open to reveal cottony fluff. Often being pollinated by African monarch butterflies.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Individual record no: 71471: Gomphocarpus fruticosus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species-record.php?record_id=71471, retrieved 18 October 2019

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