Antopetitia abyssinica A. Rich.

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Antopetitia abyssinica

Photo: Matt Walters
Ngel Nyaki Forest Reserve, Mambilla Plateau, Sardauna Province, Taraba State, Nigeria

Antopetitia abyssinica

Photo: Matt Walters
Ngel Nyaki Forest Reserve, Mambilla Plateau, Sardauna Province, Taraba State, Nigeria

Antopetitia abyssinica

Photo: Matt Walters
Ngel Nyaki Forest Reserve, Mambilla Plateau, Sardauna Province, Taraba State, Nigeria

Antopetitia abyssinica

Photo: Matt Walters
Ngel Nyaki Forest Reserve, Mambilla Plateau, Sardauna Province, Taraba State, Nigeria

Antopetitia abyssinica

Photo: Matt Walters
Ngel Nyaki Forest Reserve, Mambilla Plateau, Sardauna Province, Taraba State, Nigeria

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Synonyms: Ornithopus coriandrinus Hochst. & Steud. ex Fielding & Gardner
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Status: Native
Description:
Spreading, rarely erect, annual herb to 1.2 m tall. Leaves imparipinnate with 5-11, alternate to subopposite leaflets; the leaflets 4-20 mm long, linear-lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, glabrous above and pubescent beneath. Flowers borne in 2-8-flowered umbels; peduncle 1.5-8 cm long bearing a leaf-like bract near the middle. Corolla yellow or orange; standard with brown veins. Fruit c. 7-12 mm long, the articles each 2-2.25 mm in diameter, shining, glabrous.
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Derivation of specific name: abyssinica: of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
Habitat: In montane grassland, on rocky outcrops and roadsides.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa occurring in Nigeria, Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, DRC, East Africa, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: T
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Content last updated: Thursday 7 November 2013
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 152. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 216.

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Pages 10 - 11. (Includes a picture).

Other sources of information about Antopetitia abyssinica:

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Flora of Malawi: Antopetitia abyssinica
Flora of Zambia: Antopetitia abyssinica
Flora of Zimbabwe: Antopetitia abyssinica

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Antopetitia abyssinica.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130350, retrieved 25 November 2017

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