Margaretta rosea Oliv.
subsp. whytei (K. Schum.) M. Mwanyambo

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Margaretta rosea subsp. whytei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Margaretta rosea subsp. whytei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Margaretta rosea subsp. whytei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

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Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb, growing from a carrot-shaped tuberous rootstock. Stems usually single, milky sap present. Leaves opposite, linear-oblong to lanceolate, up to 20 cm long, sparsely hairy on both surfaces; base slightly cordate. Flowers in terminal or extra-axillary 3-10-flowered subspherical umbels. Corolla 5-lobed nearly to the base, mostly pale to deep mauve, sparsely hairy outside, hairless inside. Corona lobes arising from the base of the staminal column, basal part clawed with 2-3 teeth; upper part flat and petal-like, mostly larger than the corolla lobes Fruit in 2 erect folicles, narrowly spindle-shaped, smooth, pubescent.
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Derivation of specific name: rosea: rose, rosy
whytei: after Alexander Whyte (1834-1908), Scottish plant explorer, and botanist who collected in Liberia, Kenya, Malawi and Uganda.
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Flowering time:Oct - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS
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Literature:

Binns, B. (1968). A First Check List of the Herbaceous Flora of Malawi The Government Printer, Zomba, Malawi Page 21. as subsp. rosea and possibly subsp. bidens

Goyder, D.J. (2005). Infraspecific variation in Margaretta rosea Oliv. (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae) Kew Bulletin 60(1) Pages 89 - 91.

Other sources of information about Margaretta rosea subsp. whytei:

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Flora of Malawi: Margaretta rosea subsp. whytei
Flora of Zimbabwe: Margaretta rosea subsp. whytei

External websites:

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


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: Margaretta rosea subsp. whytei.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145650, retrieved 13 December 2017

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