Aspidoglossum glabellum Kupicha

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Aspidoglossum glabellum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi Valley near Eastern Lakes, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

Aspidoglossum glabellum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi Valley near Eastern Lakes, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

Aspidoglossum glabellum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi Valley near Eastern Lakes, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

Aspidoglossum glabellum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi Valley near Eastern Lakes, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

Aspidoglossum glabellum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi Valley near Eastern Lakes, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

Aspidoglossum glabellum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi Valley near Eastern Lakes, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

Aspidoglossum glabellum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi Valley near Eastern Lakes, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

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Status: Native
Description:
Slender, erect perennial herb with annual unbranched stems up to 60 cm tall. Milky latex present. Leaves opposite, very narrowly linear, 1.6-5 cm long. Flowers axillary, 1-4 per node, whitish or yellowish-green with corolla lobes tinged brownish to purple, spreading c. 4 mm long, hairless. Corona with square-shouldered basal lobes and along and narrow. erect apical appendage. Fruit often developed c. 4 cm long, pubescent.
Notes: The specimens in the images (Wusten BW1054, K,SRGH,LMA,BR) represent the first record from Mozambique.
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Habitat: Montane grassland
Altitude range: 900 - 1950 m
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Worldwide distribution: Apparently only known from the Chimanimani Mts in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Content last updated: Thursday 13 August 2015
Literature:

Albers, F. & Meve, U. (eds.) (2002). Asclepiadaceae Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants Springer-Verlag Page 14.

Kupicha, F.K. (1984). Studies on African Asclepiadaceae Kew Bulletin 38 Page 643. Protologue

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 19.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Aspidoglossum glabellum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aspidoglossum glabellum
African Plant Database: Aspidoglossum glabellum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Aspidoglossum glabellum
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aspidoglossum glabellum
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Aspidoglossum glabellum
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aspidoglossum glabellum
Ispot Southern Africa: Aspidoglossum glabellum
JSTOR Plant Science: Aspidoglossum glabellum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aspidoglossum glabellum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aspidoglossum glabellum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Aspidoglossum glabellum
Tropicos: Aspidoglossum glabellum


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: Aspidoglossum glabellum.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145580, retrieved 13 December 2017

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