Vahlia dichotoma (Murray) Kuntze

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Vahlia dichotoma

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Mana Pools NP

Vahlia dichotoma

Photo: Stephanie Hull
Mana Pools NP

Vahlia dichotoma

Photo: Stephanie Hull
Mana Pools NP

Vahlia dichotoma

Photo: Stephanie Hull
Mana Pools NP

Vahlia dichotoma

Photo: Stephanie Hull
Mana Pools NP

Vahlia dichotoma

Photo: Stephanie Hull
Mana Pools NP

Vahlia dichotoma

Photo: Stephanie Hull
Mana Pools NP

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Synonyms: Bistella dichotoma (Murray) Bullock
Heuchera dichotoma Murray
Oldenlandia dichotoma (Murray) Spreng.
Oldenlandia pentandra Retz.
Vahlia cordofana Hochst.
Vahlia oldenlandiae DC.
Vahlia oldenlandioides Roxb.
Vahlia pentandra (Retz.) C. E. C. Fischer
Vahlia silenoides DC.
Vahlia tomentosa DC.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect branching annual, up to c. 60 cm high, sparsely crisped pubescent, sometimes glandular. Leaves linear to lanceolate, 6–70 mm long, narrowed towards base. Peduncles 0·1–2·2 cm long, 1-2-flowered; pedicels 0–8 mm long. Calyx-tube 1·3–2·5 mm long, sparsely to more or less densely pubescent; lobes ovate-lanceolate to triangular, 1–2·8 mm long, hairless or pubescent outside. Petals white to yellow, orbicular or obovate-oblong, 0·9–2·6 mm long, entire or sometimes becoming crenate towards apex; midvein and usually at least 1 pair of lateral veins apparent. Styles 0·6–2 mm long, usually hairless but occasionally with a few hairs. Capsule sparsely hairy, 2–3·3 mm. long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: dichotoma: with regular 2-forked branching.
Habitat: On sandy river banks.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Senegal to Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, India and Vietnam.
Zimbabwe distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 25 December 2019
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. (1978). Vahliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 49 - 50. (Includes a picture).

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 82.


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Flora of Malawi: Vahlia dichotoma
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vahlia dichotoma
African Plant Database: Vahlia dichotoma
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Vahlia dichotoma
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Vahlia dichotoma
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vahlia dichotoma
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vahlia dichotoma
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Vahlia dichotoma
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Wikipedia: Vahlia dichotoma


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: Vahlia dichotoma.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=163450, retrieved 1 October 2020

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