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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Flora of Botswana: Aneilema hockii
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Flora of Zambia: Aneilema hockii
Flora of Zimbabwe: Aneilema hockii

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aneilema hockii
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aneilema hockii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Aneilema hockii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aneilema hockii
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Aneilema hockii., retrieved 9 December 2019

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