Orbea lutea (N.E. Br.) Bruyns
subsp. lutea

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Orbea lutea subsp. lutea

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Orbea lutea subsp. lutea

Photo: Martin Heigan

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Synonyms: Caralluma lutea N.E. Br.
Orbeopsis lutea (N.E. Br.) L.C. Leach
Common names:
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: lutea: yellow
Habitat: Open Acacia woodland on stony ground often on calcrete.
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: W
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Endemic status:
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Images last updated: Wednesday 11 February 2009

Bruyns, P.V. (2002). Monograph of Orbea and Ballyanthus (Apocynaceae-Asclepiadoideae-Ceropegieae) Systematic Botany Monographs 63 Pages 113 - 115.

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 322 - 323. as Orbeopsis lutea subsp. lutea (Includes a picture).

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 162.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 123. (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 21.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 302 - 303. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 28.

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Pages 96 - 97. as Orbeopsis lutea subsp. lutea (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Orbea lutea subsp. lutea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146690, retrieved 24 October 2019

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