Antherotoma naudinii Hook. f.

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Antherotoma naudinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhamadzi River, path to Mt Binga, lower Chimanimani Mts

Antherotoma naudinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhamadzi River, path to Mt Binga, lower Chimanimani Mts

Antherotoma naudinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhamadzi River, path to Mt Binga, lower Chimanimani Mts

Antherotoma naudinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhamadzi River at second crossing along trail to Mt Binga, lower Chimanimani Mts

Antherotoma naudinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhamadzi River at second crossing along trail to Mt Binga, lower Chimanimani Mts

Antherotoma naudinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhamadzi River at second crossing along trail to Mt Binga, lower Chimanimani Mts

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Synonyms: Osbeckia antherotoma Naudin
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Slender annual herb, up to 35 cm, usually less. Stems mostly simple, sometimes with a few ascending branches. Leaves opposite, increasing in size upwards on the stem, ovate to oblong, pale green with appressed hairs on both surfaces, 3-5-veined from the base; margin entire to finely crenate-dentate with the teeth ending in a bristle. Flowers in terminal clusters, usually surrounded by 4 leaves, pale mauve to pink; anthers yellow; style red.
Notes: See Antherotoma debilis for comparison.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In moist places in shade in a wide variety of habitats.
Altitude range: Up to 2050 m
Flowering time:Dec - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa and Madagascar.
Mozambique distribution: N,T,MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Pseudargynnis hegemone (Larval foodplant)
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Content last updated: Wednesday 21 May 2014
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 58 - 59. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 204. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 4.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1961). Contribution to the knowledge of the MELASTOMATOIDEAE of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Kirkia 1 Page 69.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Melastomataceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 229 - 231. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Antherotoma naudinii
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Antherotoma naudinii

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


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: Antherotoma naudinii.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142500, retrieved 24 November 2017

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