Sium repandum Welw. ex Hiern

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Sium repandum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyangombe Falls, Nyanga NP

Sium repandum

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Bridal Veil Falls, Chimanimani

Sium repandum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bridal Veil Falls, Chimanimani

Sium repandum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bridal Veil Falls, Chimanimani

Sium repandum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bridal Veil Falls, Chimanimani

Sium repandum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bridal Veil Falls, Chimanimani

Sium repandum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bridal Veil Falls, Chimanimani

Sium repandum

Photo: Bart Wursten
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Synonyms:
Common names: Water parsnip (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect, hairless perennial herb, up to 150 cm tall, growing from a creeping rhizome. Stems hollow, grooved, sometimes tinged red. Leaves pinnate, up to 30 cm long; leaflets oblong-lanceolate, up to 10 × 2 cm; margin with close-set regular teeth curving over each other as to give an almost scalloped appearance. Flowers in compound umbels with 7-24 rays, greenish-white to yellowish; bracts numerous, linear, up to 2 cm long; bracteoles similar to bracts. Fruit ovate-oblong, c. 2 × 1 mm, reddish-brown when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: repandum: wavy, undulating, referring to the leaf margin.
Habitat: Occurring along streams, often standing in water.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jan - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Cameroon, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: T
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 22 July 2009
Literature:

Cannon, J.F.M. (1978). Apiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 597 - 598. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 24.

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Flora of Zambia: Sium repandum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Sium repandum

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


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: Sium repandum.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143230, retrieved 12 December 2017

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