Anthospermum vallicola S. Moore

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Anthospermum vallicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Anthospermum vallicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Anthospermum vallicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Anthospermum vallicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Anthospermum vallicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Anthospermum vallicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Anthospermum vallicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Anthospermum vallicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

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Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Much-branched shrub, usually single-stemmed, 1-3 m tall. Branches ascending to erect, more or less papillate, densely leafy. Leaves in whorls of 3, linear to linear-lanceolate, 1.5-5.5cm long, hairless; margin entire, often rolled under, sometimes flat. Stipular sheath hairy with at least one narrowly triangular seta, 0.7-1.5 mm long. Flowers in dense clusters at the nodes, greenish-yellow to pale yellow, sometimes reddish-tinged, unisexual; male and female flowers on different plants. Fruit with mericarps oblong, 1.8-3.5 mm long, hairless, reddish-brown, shiny.
Notes: Though not listed in Endemic Plants Species of Zimbabwe (A. Mapaura in Kirkia 18-2, 2002), the restricted distribution of this species would justify this as a near-endemic.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Montane rocky areas, often as a constituent of 'ericoid' scrub.
Altitude range: (metres) 1700 - 2600 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Eastern Zimbabwe and adjacent Mozambique (including Mt Gorongosa).
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Images last updated: Wednesday 7 September 2011
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 903. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 6.

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 92.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 277.

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 71.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 154 - 155.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 98.


Other sources of information about Anthospermum vallicola:

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Flora of Mozambique: Anthospermum vallicola

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Anthospermum vallicola.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156620, retrieved 19 September 2020

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