Acanthus ueleensis De Wild.

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Acanthus ueleensis

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Mt Mabu

Acanthus ueleensis

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Mt Mabu

Acanthus ueleensis

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Mt Mabu

Acanthus ueleensis

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Lower slopes Mt Mabu

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Synonyms: Acanthus montanus sensu C.B. Clarke
Acanthus vandermeirenii De Wild.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, up to c. 1 m tall, rarely taller, growing from a creeping rhizome. Leaves elliptic to obovate in outline, up to 30 cm long, varying from unlobed with remote, spiny teeth to deeply lobed with oblong to triangular spine-tipped lobes; surface rough with scattered stiff, bulbous-based hairs; petiole up to 2.5 cm long; stipule-like samll interpetiolar leaves absent. Inflorescences solitary, terminal, usually 3-15 cm long; bracts, green or purple-tipped, elliptic-obovate, more or less densely puperulous, 2.5-4.7 cm long; apical part, triangular, spine-tipped, with 4-12 large and small teeth each side. Flowers more or less pale pink to mauve. Capsule c. 2.5 cm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: ueleensis: of the Uele River in DR congo, where the type specimen was found.
Habitat: Understorey of forest, often along streams or in swampy places.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia(?).
Mozambique distribution: N,Z
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 21 July 2012
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 48. (Includes a picture).

Vollesen, K. (2009). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 94 - 95.

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Pages 57 - 59. (Includes a picture).

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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: Acanthus ueleensis.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=184560, retrieved 14 December 2017

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