Anthospermum vallicola S. Moore

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Anthospermum vallicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Anthospermum vallicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Anthospermum vallicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Anthospermum vallicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Anthospermum vallicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Anthospermum vallicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Anthospermum vallicola

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

Anthospermum vallicola

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

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Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Much-branched shrub, usually single-stemmed, 1-3 m tall. Branches ascending to erect, more or less papillate, densely leafy. Leaves in whorls of 3, linear to linear-lanceolate, 1.5-5.5cm long, hairless; margin entire, often rolled under, sometimes flat. Stipular sheath hairy with at least one narrowly triangular seta, 0.7-1.5 mm long. Flowers in dense clusters at the nodes, greenish-yellow to pale yellow, sometimes reddish-tinged, unisexual; male and female flowers on different plants. Fruit with mericarps oblong, 1.8-3.5 mm long, hairless, reddish-brown, shiny.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Montane rocky areas, often as a constituent of 'ericoid' scrub.
Altitude range: 1700 - 2400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Eastern Zimbabwe and adjacent Mozambique (including Mt Gorongosa).
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Content last updated: Wednesday 7 September 2011
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 903. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 277.

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 71.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 154 - 155.

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

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Anthospermum vallicola

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Anthospermum vallicola
African Plant Database: Anthospermum vallicola
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Anthospermum vallicola
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Anthospermum vallicola
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Anthospermum vallicola
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Anthospermum vallicola
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Anthospermum vallicola
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Anthospermum vallicola
iNaturalist: Anthospermum vallicola
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Anthospermum vallicola
JSTOR Plant Science: Anthospermum vallicola
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Anthospermum vallicola
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Anthospermum vallicola
Plants of the World Online: Anthospermum vallicola
The Plant List (version 1.1): Anthospermum vallicola
Tropicos: Anthospermum vallicola
Wikipedia: Anthospermum vallicola


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: Anthospermum vallicola.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156620, retrieved 13 November 2019

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