Afrosciadium eylesii (C. Norman) P.J.D. Winter

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Afrosciadium eylesii

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Afrosciadium eylesii

Photo: Mark Hyde

Afrosciadium eylesii

Photo: Mark Hyde

Afrosciadium eylesii

Photo: Mark Hyde

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Synonyms: Peucedanum eylesii C. Norman
Common names:
Status: Native
Robust perennial up to 2.5 m tall. Leaves 2-3-pinnate with ultimate segments linear-lanceolate, 6-15 mm wide; margin regularly serrate, less often irregularly cut; petiole with large basal sheaths, hairless or almost so. Umbels terminal and lateral. Rays 10-15, smooth. Bracts and bracteoles small linear. Petals greenish-yellow. Fruit oblong to elliptic, strongly flattened, slightly emarginate at the base. Stylopodium more or less free.
Notes: J.F.M. Cannon in FZ 4 notes that this species is very similar to and possibly conspecific with P. nyassicum and this concept has been followed in SRGH where the P. eylesii material is placed under P. nyassicum.
However, we have kept these species separate for the time being.
Derivation of specific name: eylesii: named after Frederick Eyles (1864 - 1937)
Habitat: In vleis and marshy areas
Altitude range: (metres) 1500 - 2200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and possibly also in Tanzania and DRC.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 29 May 2009

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 63. as Peucedanum eylesii

Cannon, J.F.M. (1978). Apiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 611. As Peucedanum eylesii

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 24. As Peucedanum eylesii

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 18. as Peucedanum eylesii

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 23.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 42. as Peucedanum eylesii

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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: Afrosciadium eylesii., retrieved 26 February 2024

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