Details of record no: 71472

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

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Record details:

Date: 14 May 2015
Recorder(s):BT Wursten
J Guyton
Collector(s):J Guyton
JAG_15_002D
Determiner(s):BT Wursten
Confirmer(s):
Herbarium:
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

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Mozambique: Individual record no: 71472: Gomphocarpus fruticosus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species-record.php?record_id=71472, retrieved 24 October 2021

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