Anacampseros rhodesica N.E. Br.

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Anacampseros rhodesica

Photo: Paul Hubbard
Bambata Hill, Matopos

Anacampseros rhodesica

Photo: Paul Hubbard
Bambata Hill, Matopos

Anacampseros rhodesica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Camp Amalinda, Matobo

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Synonyms: Anacampseros bremekampii Poelln.
Avonia rhodesica (N.E. Br.) G.D. Rowley
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent.
Status: Native
Small perennial herb with many clustered short simple branches up to 3 cm long. Leaves sessile, c. 1 × 2 mm fleshy, green. Stipules many, silvery, ovate to round, c. 2.5 × 2 mm, overlapping and scale-like, hiding the stems and leaves. Flowers terminal, solitary, pink, apricot or white, often hidden by bracts but visible when flowering in humid conditions.
Notes: Flowers are short-lived only opening in the late afternoon.
Derivation of specific name: rhodesica: of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
Habitat: In crevices and shallow soil pockets on bare rocky outcrops.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: So far only known from Zimbabwe and northern Botswana.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Images last updated: Sunday 22 March 2015

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 5. As Avonia rhodesica

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Botswana Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 18.

Linley, K. & Baker, B. (1972). Flowers of the Veld Bundu Series Longman Zimbabwe Page 33. (Includes a picture).

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 68. as Avonia rhodesica

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 94. as Avonia rhodesica

Wild, H. (1961). Portulacaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 367 - 369. (Includes a picture).

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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: Anacampseros rhodesica., retrieved 25 June 2024

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