Hermbstaedtia odorata (Burch.) T. Cooke
var. albi-rosea Suess.

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Hermbstaedtia odorata var. albi-rosea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by rd from Mutare to Birchenough Bridge

Hermbstaedtia odorata var. albi-rosea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by rd from Mutare to Birchenough Bridge

Hermbstaedtia odorata var. albi-rosea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by rd from Mutare to Birchenough Bridge

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Synonyms: Hermbstaedtia elegans Moq.
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Erect perennial herb, up to 60 cm, growing from tuberous rootstock. Stems may be branched and bushy. Leaves linear to narrowly oblanceolate. Inflorescences terminal on stems and branches in elongated spikes. Flowers white, tinged with pink.
Derivation of specific name: odorata: odorous, fragrant
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Mozambique distribution: GI
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 31. As Hermbstaedtia odorata odorata

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 246. as Hermbstaedtia odorata subsp. odorata (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 16.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 21.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 196. as Hermbstaedtia odorata

Townsend, C.C. (1988). Amaranthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1) Pages 43 - 45. (Includes a picture).

Other sources of information about Hermbstaedtia odorata var. albi-rosea:

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Flora of Botswana: Hermbstaedtia odorata var. albi-rosea
Flora of Caprivi: Hermbstaedtia odorata var. albi-rosea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hermbstaedtia odorata var. albi-rosea

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hermbstaedtia odorata
African Plant Database: Hermbstaedtia odorata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hermbstaedtia odorata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hermbstaedtia odorata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Hermbstaedtia odorata
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iNaturalist: Hermbstaedtia odorata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hermbstaedtia odorata
JSTOR Plant Science: Hermbstaedtia odorata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hermbstaedtia odorata
Plants of the World Online: Hermbstaedtia odorata
Tropicos: Hermbstaedtia odorata
Wikipedia: Hermbstaedtia odorata

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Hermbstaedtia odorata var. albi-rosea.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=122100, retrieved 27 May 2024

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