Cynoglossum wildii E.S. Martins

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Frequency: Rare and local
Status: Native
Mostly unbranched, erect perennial herb, up to 80 cm high. Leaves basal and along the stem. Basal leaves usually dried up at flowering time. Stem leaves lanceolate, thin and papery with short stiff hairs on both surfaces, up 16 × 4 cm, lower down, gradually smaller towards the top and grading into bracts at the inflorescence. Flowers in small one-sided spikes, together arranged into a more or less lax, branched terminal inflorescence. Corolla, up to 5 mm across, white with a blue throat. Fruits c. 8 mm in diameter, consisting of 4 small nutlets, covered in sticky hairs.
Derivation of specific name: wildii: after Professor Hiram Wild (1917-1982), former Head of the National Herbarium (SRGH), taxonomist and avid collector.
Habitat: On the forest floor under Podocarpus latifolius forest
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and possibly also in Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status: Endemic
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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 108.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cynoglossum wildii
African Plant Database: Cynoglossum wildii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cynoglossum wildii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cynoglossum wildii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cynoglossum wildii
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iNaturalist: Cynoglossum wildii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cynoglossum wildii
JSTOR Plant Science: Cynoglossum wildii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cynoglossum wildii
Plants of the World Online: Cynoglossum wildii
Tropicos: Cynoglossum wildii
Wikipedia: Cynoglossum wildii

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: Cynoglossum wildii., retrieved 29 February 2024

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