Gomphocarpus fruticosus (L.) W.T. Aiton
subsp. fruticosus

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Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. fruticosus

Image details:

Species id:145690
Image id:15
Image number:23619
Photographer: BT Wursten
Code 1 if image of a herbarium specimen:0
Herbarium in which image taken:
Code 1 if image not to be displayed:0
Image notes:Branched herb up to 150cm tall. Forming large colonies along edges of floodplain grassland. Locally abundant. Flowers white and pink. Plant has milky sap. Fruit green and spiny with pointed tip. Old fruit brown and cracks open to reveal cottony fluff. Often being pollinated by African monarch butterflies.

Record details:

Record id:71470
Date: 14 May 2015
Recorder(s):BT Wursten
J Guyton
Collector(s): J Guyton
JAG_15_002B
Determiner(s):BT Wursten
Confirmer(s):
Herbarium:EOWBL
Habitat: Floodplain
Location: Lake Urema Floodplain, Gorongosa National Park
Location code(s): 14
Outing code: 41
Planted code: Not planted
Country: Mozambique
Quarter Degree Square: 1834C4
Grid reference:
FZ Division: MS
Altitude (metres): 23
Notes: Branched herb up to 150cm tall. Forming large colonies along edges of floodplain grassland. Locally abundant. Flowers white and pink. Plant has milky sap. Fruit green and spiny with pointed tip. Old fruit brown and cracks open to reveal cottony fluff. Often being pollinated by African monarch butterflies.
Latitude, Longitude -18.901690, 34.437740
Location accuracy code: 7

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: individual images: Gomphocarpus fruticosus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/image-display.php?species_id=145690&image_id=15, retrieved 24 January 2022

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