Kanahia laniflora (Forssk.) R. Br.

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Kanahia laniflora

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Mucodzi River, Gorongosa District

Kanahia laniflora

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Mucodzi River, Gorongosa District

Kanahia laniflora

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Mucodzi, Gorongosa District

Kanahia laniflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
River Above Nharizengere Falls, northwestern Gorongosa national Park

Kanahia laniflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
River Above Nharizengere Falls, northwestern Gorongosa national Park

Kanahia laniflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
River Above Nharizengere Falls, northwestern Gorongosa national Park

Kanahia laniflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
River Above Nharizengere Falls, northwestern Gorongosa national Park

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Synonyms: Asclepias laniflora Forssk.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Multi-stemmed, shrub-like perennial. Leaves linear, stiff. Flowers in axillary, pedunculate clusters, creamy-white. Corolla lobes fringed with long silvery hairs.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: laniflora: with woolly flowers
Habitat: Along watercourses in hot, dry areas, often partly submerged when rivers are in flood.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Benin, Cameroon, CAR, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Also in Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
Mozambique distribution: MS (other?)
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 28 September 2017
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 23.

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 26.

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 21.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 25.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 28.

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Flora of Botswana: Kanahia laniflora
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Kanahia laniflora

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Kanahia laniflora
African Plant Database: Kanahia laniflora
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Kanahia laniflora
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Kanahia laniflora
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Kanahia laniflora
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Kanahia laniflora
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Kanahia laniflora
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Kanahia laniflora
Ispot Southern Africa: Kanahia laniflora
JSTOR Plant Science: Kanahia laniflora
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Kanahia laniflora
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Kanahia laniflora
The Plant List (version 1.1): Kanahia laniflora
Tropicos: Kanahia laniflora


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: Kanahia laniflora.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145640, retrieved 12 December 2017

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