Euploca katangensis (Gürke ex De Wild.) E.L.A.N.Simons & Wieringa

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Euploca katangensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park

Euploca katangensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park

Euploca katangensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park

Euploca katangensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park

Euploca katangensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park

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Synonyms: Heliotropium baclei DC. & A. DC. var. rostratum I.M. Johnst.
Heliotropium katangense Gürke ex De Wild.
Heliotropium marifolium sensu Baker & Wright non Retz
Heliotropium nigerinum A.Chev.
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Decumbent perennial herb. Leaves alternate, elliptic to oblanceolate-obovate with rough hairs on both surfaces. Flowers solitary in the upper leaf axils, bright yellow. Fruit small, ovoid with a terminal beak.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: katangense: of Katanga in Southern DRC, where the type specimen was collected.
Habitat: In muddy and sandy soils on riverbanks, streamsides and seasonally flooded places.
Altitude range: (metres) 800 - 1200 m
Flowering time:Dec - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Mali, CAR, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Angola.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Thursday 11 February 2016
Literature:

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 30. Heliotropium baclei var. rostratum

Martins, E.S. (1990). Boraginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4) Pages 83 - 85. Heliotropium baclei var. rostratum

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 36. Heliotropium baclei var. rostratum

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 44. As Heliotropium baclei var. rostratum (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 40. Heliotropium baclei var. rostratum

Simons, E.L.A.N. & Wieringa, J.J. (2019). The Euploca baclei complex (Boraginaceae subfam. Heliotropioideae) Blumea 64 Pages 92 - 95. (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: Euploca katangensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148330, retrieved 14 November 2019

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