Afrohybanthus serratus (Engl.) Flicker

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Afrohybanthus serratus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mberengwa - West Nicholson road

Afrohybanthus serratus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mberengwa - West Nicholson road

Afrohybanthus serratus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mberengwa - West Nicholson road

Afrohybanthus serratus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mberengwa - West Nicholson road

Afrohybanthus serratus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mberengwa - West Nicholson road

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Synonyms: Hybanthus enneaspermus (L.) F. Muell. var. serratus Engl.
Common names: Lady's Slipper (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
See A. enneaspermus for general details.
This species is recognized by the strongly serrate leaf margins. It is usually a more shrubby herb up to 45 cm high, often branching just above the base.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: serratus: toothed like a saw blade.
Habitat: In rocky places in open woodland and grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1350 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Restricted to Mozambique, Zimbabwe,Botswana and northern South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E,S
Growth form(s): Annual, perennial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Pardopsis punctatissima (Larval foodplant)
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Images last updated: Friday 17 April 2015
Literature:

Flicker, B.J. & Ballard Jr, H.E. (2015). Afrohybanthus (Violaceae), a new genus for a distinctive and widely distributed Old World hybanthoid lineage Phytotaxa 230(1) Pages 49 - 50. (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 82.

Robson, N.K.B. (1960). Violaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 256 - 257. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 111.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Afrohybanthus serratus
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JSTOR Plant Science: Afrohybanthus serratus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Afrohybanthus serratus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Afrohybanthus serratus
Plants of the World Online: Afrohybanthus serratus
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Afrohybanthus serratus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140630, retrieved 3 March 2021

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