Antherotoma naudinii Hook. f.

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Antherotoma naudinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Cheshire Cottage, Nyanga

Antherotoma naudinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Cheshire Cottage, Nyanga

Antherotoma naudinii

Photo: Bart Wursten

Antherotoma naudinii

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Synonyms: Osbeckia antherotoma Naudin
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Slender annual herb, up to 35 cm, usually less. Stems mostly simple, sometimes with a few ascending branches. Leaves opposite, increasing in size upwards on the stem, ovate to oblong, pale green with appressed hairs on both surfaces, 3-5-veined from the base; margin entire to finely crenate-dentate with the teeth ending in a bristle. Flowers in terminal clusters, usually surrounded by 4 leaves, pale mauve to pink; anthers yellow; style red.
Notes: See Antherotoma debilis for comparison.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In moist places in shade in a wide variety of habitats.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2050 m
Flowering time:Dec - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa and Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Pseudargynnis hegemone (Larval foodplant)
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Images last updated: Tuesday 21 February 2006

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 58 - 59. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 204. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 6.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 4.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1961). Contribution to the knowledge of the MELASTOMATOIDEAE of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Kirkia 1 Page 69.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Melastomataceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 229 - 231. (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 61.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 95.

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Flora of Malawi: Antherotoma naudinii
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Flora of Zambia: Antherotoma naudinii

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Antherotoma naudinii
African Plant Database: Antherotoma naudinii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Antherotoma naudinii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Antherotoma naudinii
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Antherotoma naudinii
JSTOR Plant Science: Antherotoma naudinii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Antherotoma naudinii
Plants of the World Online: Antherotoma naudinii
Tropicos: Antherotoma naudinii
Wikipedia: Antherotoma naudinii

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Antherotoma naudinii., retrieved 29 November 2023

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