Asclepias densiflora N.E. Br.

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Asclepias densiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Asclepias densiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Asclepias densiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Perennial herb.
Derivation of specific name: densiflora: with a dense inflorescence
Habitat: Open ground.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1550 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and Northwest, Limpopo, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 10 February 2006

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

Goyder, D.J. (2009). A synopsis of Asclepias (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae) in tropical Africa Kew Bulletin 64 Page 396.

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Page 278.

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 19.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Asclepias densiflora
African Plant Database: Asclepias densiflora
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JSTOR Plant Science: Asclepias densiflora
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Asclepias densiflora
Plants of the World Online: Asclepias densiflora
Tropicos: Asclepias densiflora
Wikipedia: Asclepias densiflora

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: Asclepias densiflora., retrieved 21 July 2024

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