Aneilema hockii De Wild.

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Aneilema hockii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along the road to Gorongosa NP entrance gate

Aneilema hockii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Entrance road to Chironde Camp, Coutada 12

Aneilema hockii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Entrance road to Chironde Camp, Coutada 12

Aneilema hockii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Entrance road to Chironde Camp, Coutada 12

Aneilema hockii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Entrance road to Chironde Camp, Coutada 12

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Synonyms: Aneilema wildii Merxm.
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Status: Native
Tufted perennial herb, up to 1 m. Stems erect or straggling. Leaves spirally arranged around the lower stems, sheathing at the base, narrowly lanceolate. Inflorescences mostly terminal, branched, 5 to 15 flowers. Flowers striking but delicate, pale bluish purple with long lateral, curved stamens.
Derivation of specific name: hockii: named after A. Hock, who collected the type specimen in Congo in 1911.
Habitat: In various types of woodland, often in rocky places.
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Mozambique distribution: MS (other?)
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Content last updated: Monday 2 October 2017

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 4.

Faden, R. (2012). Commelinaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 77 - 79. (Includes a picture).

Faden, R.B. (1991). The Morphology and Taxonomy of Aneilema R. Brown (Commelinaceae) Smithsonian Contributions to Botany Number 76 Smithsonian Institution Press Pages 61 - 62. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 306. (Includes a picture).

Linley, K. & Baker, B. (1972). Flowers of the Veld Bundu Series Longman Zimbabwe Page 11.

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 86.

Moriarty, A. (1975). Wild Flowers of Malawi Purnell & sons Cape Town. Pages 39 - 40. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 117.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Aneilema hockii., retrieved 7 December 2023

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