Thalictrum rhynchocarpum Quart.-Dill. & A. Rich.

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Thalictrum rhynchocarpum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the Swynnerton Memorial, Chirinda Forest

Thalictrum rhynchocarpum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

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Common names: False maidenhair (English)
Status: Native
Somewhat scrambling perennial herb, up to 4 m tall. Leaves up to 40 cm long 3-4 times divided into elliptic to ovate, 3-lobed leaflets, closely resembling the fronds of ferns in the genus Adiantum (Maidenhair ferns). Flowers in lax many-flowered branched heads, small, green to purplish, petals absent. Fruit asymmetrically spindle-shaped with a long beaked apex, pendent on long hair-like pedicels.
Derivation of specific name: rhynchocarpum: with beaked fruit
Habitat: Along clearings and margins of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1100 - 2350 m
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Worldwide distribution: Tropical Africa and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 233.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 55.

Exell, A.W. & Milne-Redhead, E. (1960). Ranunculaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Page 96.

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 69.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 157.

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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: Thalictrum rhynchocarpum., retrieved 20 May 2024

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