Gunillaea rhodesica (Adamson) Thulin

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Gunillaea rhodesica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park.

Gunillaea rhodesica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park.

Gunillaea rhodesica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park.

Gunillaea rhodesica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park.

Gunillaea rhodesica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park.

Gunillaea rhodesica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park.

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Synonyms: Prismatocarpus rhodesicus Adamson
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
More or less erect annual herb up to 60 cm high, much-branched from near the base. Leaves alternate, sessile, narrowly elliptic to linear, 12-50 mm long, more or less hairy; margin undulate-crenate with small projecting teeth. Inflorescence laxly-flowered. Flowers sessile or shortly pedicellate but pedicels elongating in fruit up to 25 mm. Corolla campanulate up to 12 mm long, 4-5-lobed, united to c. halfway, mauve-blue or white. Style with 2 tiny glands at the base. Capsules cylindrical, up to 2 cm long, often slightly curved, prominently c; 10-veined, crowned with the persistent calyx lobes and the style base forming a hard cone on the top.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: rhodesica: of Rhodesia, referring to what is now Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Habitat: In seasonally wet places such as river banks and lake shores on sand or mud.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 16 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 31.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 43.

Thulin, M. (1983). Campanulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 113 - 114.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 202.


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Flora of Botswana: Gunillaea rhodesica
Flora of Caprivi: Gunillaea rhodesica
Flora of Mozambique: Gunillaea rhodesica
Flora of Zambia: Gunillaea rhodesica

External websites:

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


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: Gunillaea rhodesica.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157530, retrieved 22 July 2019

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