Asclepias adscendens (Schltr.) Schltr.

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Synonyms: Gomphocarpus adscendens Schltr.
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Status: Native
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Habitat: Open grassland, often in stony soils
Altitude range: 1000 m (approx)
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Worldwide distribution: Southern Mozambique, Eastern Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Lesotho and Northwest, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, Free State and KwaZulu-Natal South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: M
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Goyder, D.J. (2009). A synopsis of Asclepias (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae) in tropical Africa Kew Bulletin 64 Pages 396 - 397.

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Page 279.

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 19.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Asclepias adscendens

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Asclepias adscendens
African Plant Database: Asclepias adscendens
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JSTOR Plant Science: Asclepias adscendens
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Asclepias adscendens
Plants of the World Online: Asclepias adscendens
Tropicos: Asclepias adscendens
Wikipedia: Asclepias adscendens

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: Asclepias adscendens., retrieved 25 February 2024

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