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Anthospermum zimbabwense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Globe Rock, Vumba

Anthospermum zimbabwense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Globe Rock, Vumba

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Status: Native
Many-stemmed perennial dwarf shrub, less than 1 m. Leaves in whorls of 3, linear to narrowly oblanceolate; margins often revolute. Flowers greenish yellow, borne in clusters at the nodes, sexes separate on different plants; female clusters more conspicuous and with more flowers than male clusters. Fruit reddish brown.
Derivation of specific name: zimbabwense: of Zimbabwe where the type specimen was found.
Habitat: In grassland and on rocky hillsides.
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 92.

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) Page 154. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Anthospermum zimbabwense

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Anthospermum zimbabwense., retrieved 1 December 2022

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