Sisyranthus imberbis Harv.

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Sisyranthus imberbis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi Valley near Eastern Lakes, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

Sisyranthus imberbis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi Valley near Eastern Lakes, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

Sisyranthus imberbis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi Valley near Eastern Lakes, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

Sisyranthus imberbis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi Valley near Eastern Lakes, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

Sisyranthus imberbis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi Valley near Eastern Lakes, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

Sisyranthus imberbis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi Valley near Eastern Lakes, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Slender perennial herb, up to 45 cm high with milky sap; leaves filiform; flowers axillary in pendent umbels, greenish to creamy-yellowish, campanulate. Each corolla lobe with a tuft of hairs in the throat.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: imberbis: without hairs. This is a somewhat confusing name since the are in fact small tufts of hairs in the corolla throat.
Habitat: Moist grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Restricted to the Chimanimani Mts of Mozambique and Zimbabwe but also found in Swaziland, Lesotho and the montane regions of eastern South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 13 August 2015
Literature:

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 51. as Sysiranthus rhodesicus

Goodier, R. & Phipps, J.B. (1961). A revised checklist of the vascular plants of the Chimanimani Mountains Kirkia 1 Page 62. as Sysiranthus rhodesicus

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 90 - 91. (Includes a picture).

Timberlake, J., Darbyshire, I., Wursten, B., Hadj-Hammou, J., Ballings, P., Mapaura, A., Matimele, H., Banze, A., Chipanga, H., Muassinar, D., Massunde, J., Chelene, I., Osborne, J., Shah, T. (2016). Chimanimani Mountains: Botany and Conservation. Report produced under CEPF Grant 63512. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London. Page 47. as Sysiranthus rhodesicus

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 88. as Sysiranthus rhodesicus


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Flora of Mozambique: Sisyranthus imberbis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sisyranthus imberbis
African Plant Database: Sisyranthus imberbis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Sisyranthus imberbis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sisyranthus imberbis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sisyranthus imberbis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sisyranthus imberbis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Sisyranthus imberbis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Sisyranthus imberbis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sisyranthus imberbis
JSTOR Plant Science: Sisyranthus imberbis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sisyranthus imberbis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sisyranthus imberbis
Plants of the World Online: Sisyranthus imberbis
Tropicos: Sisyranthus imberbis
Wikipedia: Sisyranthus imberbis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Sisyranthus imberbis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146110, retrieved 30 September 2022

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