Cyphia alba N.E. Br.

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Cyphia alba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Connemara, World's View

Cyphia alba

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd to World's View, Nyanga

Cyphia alba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Connemara, World's View

Cyphia alba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Silver Mist cottage, near Troutbeck

Cyphia alba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Silver Mist cottage, near Troutbeck

Cyphia alba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Silver Mist cottage, near Troutbeck

Cyphia alba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Silver Mist cottage, near Troutbeck

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Status: Uncertain
Description:
Erect or somewhat twining perennial herb, Leaves linear-lanceolate with the mid vein prominent below; margin finely toothed. Inflorescence a terminal raceme up to 30-flowered. Flowers, despite the name, most commonly pink, but vary from white to purple.
Notes: Although this species has so far only been recorded from Zimbabwe, records right near the border in the Chimanimani Mts and on Mt Engwa suggest it likely occurs also in these mountains in Mozambique.
Derivation of specific name: alba: white, although flowers may be pink or mauve-purple.
Habitat: Montane grassland
Altitude range: Above 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: So far only recorded from the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe but it may also occur across the border in Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: MS?
Growth form(s): Climber, perennial.
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 180.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 143.

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 58.

Thulin, M. (1983). Lobeliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Page 152.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 90.

Other sources of information about Cyphia alba:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Cyphia alba

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


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: Cyphia alba.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157710, retrieved 13 November 2019

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