Galopina circaeoides Thunb.

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Galopina circaeoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts

Galopina circaeoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts

Galopina circaeoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Galopina circaeoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

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Synonyms: Anthospermum galopina Thunb.
Phyllis galopina (Thunb.) Cruse
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Often multi-stemmed perennial herb. Stems ascending to erect, up to c. 80 cm long, sometimes decumbent and rooting at the nodes, often with very short shoots bearing small leaves. Leaves opposite, ovate-lanceolate, up to c. 8 cm long, hairless or with a few scattered short whitish hairs. Stipules with 3-5 hair-like bristles, 4-8 mm long. Inflorescence a diffuse pyramidal to spheroidal panicle, up to 30 cm long with wiry peducles and pedicels. Corolla small, whitish, cream or greenish, sometimes tinged reddish or purplish outside. Fruit blackish with mericarps c. 2 mm long, oblong to obovate, more or less densely warty.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Forest and scrub, mostly in most, shady places.
Altitude range: 1000 - 2100 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 26 May 2014
Literature:

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 72.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 159 - 160. (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 98.

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Flora of Malawi: Galopina circaeoides
Flora of Zimbabwe: Galopina circaeoides

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Galopina circaeoides
African Plant Database: Galopina circaeoides
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Galopina circaeoides
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Galopina circaeoides
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Galopina circaeoides
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Galopina circaeoides
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Galopina circaeoides
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Galopina circaeoides
Plants of the World Online: Galopina circaeoides
The Plant List (version 1.1): Galopina circaeoides
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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: Galopina circaeoides.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156560, retrieved 20 November 2019

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