Cynoglossum amplifolium Hochst. ex A. DC.

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Cynoglossum amplifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road between Kaperekeza turn-off and Chelinda, Nyika National Park

Cynoglossum amplifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road between Kaperekeza turn-off and Chelinda, Nyika National Park

Cynoglossum amplifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road between Kaperekeza turn-off and Chelinda, Nyika National Park

Cynoglossum amplifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road between Kaperekeza turn-off and Chelinda, Nyika National Park

Cynoglossum amplifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road between Kaperekeza turn-off and Chelinda, Nyika National Park

Cynoglossum amplifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road between Kaperekeza turn-off and Chelinda, Nyika National Park

Cynoglossum amplifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road between Kaperekeza turn-off and Chelinda, Nyika National Park

Cynoglossum amplifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road between Kaperekeza turn-off and Chelinda, Nyika National Park

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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb up to 2 m tall, rarely taller, growing from a horizontal rhizome. Stems annual, much branched, shortly and retrorsely hispid, often reddish. Leaves ovate or elliptic, 12–20 cm long, becoming progressively smaller to the apex, shortly and sparsely hispid on both surfaces, obtuse to subcordate at base and suddenly decurrent on the petiole; petiole mostly up to 13 cm long, sheathing at the base, upper leaves often sessile. Inflorescence of short racemes arranged in terminal bracteate panicles; bracts ovate to lanceolate, acute. Flowers with pedicels 2–4 mm long. Calyx appressed-pubescent outside, hairless inside. Corolla usually blue, often with reddish-purple throat, sometimes all whitish. Fruit on usually reflexed pedicels up to 17 mm long, 10–12 mm in diameter, more or less uniformly covered with 0.5–0.6 mm long bristles.
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Habitat: At margins of evergreen montane forest, along streams and in montane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1980 - 2440 m
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Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Restricted to higher mountain areas.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Tuesday 28 August 2018
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 117.

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.

Martins, E.S. (1990). Boraginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4) Page 103.


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Flora of Malawi: Cynoglossum amplifolium
Flora of Mozambique: Cynoglossum amplifolium

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cynoglossum amplifolium
African Plant Database: Cynoglossum amplifolium
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Cynoglossum amplifolium
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cynoglossum amplifolium
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cynoglossum amplifolium
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cynoglossum amplifolium
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cynoglossum amplifolium
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cynoglossum amplifolium
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Cynoglossum amplifolium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cynoglossum amplifolium
Ispot Southern Africa: Cynoglossum amplifolium
JSTOR Plant Science: Cynoglossum amplifolium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cynoglossum amplifolium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cynoglossum amplifolium
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cynoglossum amplifolium
Tropicos: Cynoglossum amplifolium


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cynoglossum amplifolium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148470, retrieved 22 November 2018

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