Lophiocarpus tenuissimus Hook. f.

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Lophiocarpus tenuissimus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chersa Forest Land, Umguza District

Lophiocarpus tenuissimus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chersa Forest Land, Umguza District

Lophiocarpus tenuissimus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chersa Forest Land, Umguza District

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Synonyms: Microtea tenuissima (Hook.f.) N.E.Br.
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Status: Native
Annual herb, up to 40 cm tall, slightly woody towards base. Leaves sessile, single or more usually in fascicles, 8–40 mm long, fleshy filiform, hairless. Inflorescence usually terminal, up to c. 20 cm. long; rhachis hairless. Flowers yellowish-green to white, clustered in threes, hairless. Fruit an achene 1–1.2 mm in diameter, muricate or warty.
Derivation of specific name: tenuissimum: very slender, narrow; probably referring to the filiform leaves.
Habitat: In grassland or open woodland, on sandy soil.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Southern Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,S
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Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 67.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 83.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 92.

Stannard, B.L. (1988). Phytolaccaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1) Page 171.

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 221.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Lophiocarpus tenuissimus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=122670, retrieved 28 May 2024

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