Aneilema nicholsonii C.B. Clarke

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Aneilema nicholsonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyaodza River bridge (northern end), Matiti Pool, near Kariba

Aneilema nicholsonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyaodza River bridge (northern end), Matiti Pool, near Kariba

Aneilema nicholsonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyaodza River bridge (northern end), Matiti Pool, near Kariba

Aneilema nicholsonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyaodza River bridge (northern end), Matiti Pool, near Kariba

Aneilema nicholsonii

Photo: Stephen Long
Hwange NP

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Status: Native
Description:
Branched annual herb, 30-60 cm tall. Leaves spirally arranged, lanceolate-elliptic to ovate, 3-11 cm long, long acuminate at the apex. Inflorescences terminal and in the upper leaf-axils, dense many-flowered. Flowers, 1-1.5 cm in diameter, lavender to purple-blue; lateral stamens densely bearded. Capsules oblong-elliptic, 4.5-6mm long, 2-3-locular.
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Habitat: In scrub, woodland and riverine bush, usually in shaded places.
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Worldwide distribution: Southern Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Caprivi-Namibia.
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Content last updated: Tuesday 15 March 2016
Literature:

Faden, R. (2012). Commelinaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 119 - 121. (Includes a picture).

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.

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Flora of Caprivi: Aneilema nicholsonii
Flora of Malawi: Aneilema nicholsonii
Flora of Zambia: Aneilema nicholsonii
Flora of Zimbabwe: Aneilema nicholsonii

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aneilema nicholsonii
African Plant Database: Aneilema nicholsonii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Aneilema nicholsonii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aneilema nicholsonii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aneilema nicholsonii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Aneilema nicholsonii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Aneilema nicholsonii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Aneilema nicholsonii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aneilema nicholsonii
JSTOR Plant Science: Aneilema nicholsonii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aneilema nicholsonii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Aneilema nicholsonii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aneilema nicholsonii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Aneilema nicholsonii
Tropicos: Aneilema nicholsonii


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Aneilema nicholsonii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=112810, retrieved 20 September 2018

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