Hypericophyllum angolense (O. Hoffm.) N.E. Br.

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Hypericophyllum angolense

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr., North-Western Province

Hypericophyllum angolense

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr., North-Western Province

Hypericophyllum angolense

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr., North-Western Province

Hypericophyllum angolense

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr., North-Western Province

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Synonyms: Hypericophyllum scabridum N.E.Br.
Jaumea angolensis O. Hoffm.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb 0.2–1 m high; rootstock creeping, short and stout with long brown roots; stem ribbed, scabrid. Leaves opposite, the lower appressed to the ground, oblanceolate to narrowly oblanceolate, less often ovate or elliptic, 3–20 cm long, 0.5–10 cm wide, base attenuate and connate with that of the opposite leaf, margins entire, apex obtuse, scabrid or hispid-pilose on both surfaces, glandular; with 3 main veins. Capitula solitary on long stalks, sometimes apparently branched inflorescences with very long stalks to individual heads; involucre 7–15 mm long; phyllaries 4–15 mm long, pubescent or glabrous. Florets many; corolla orange or reddish-orange, 9–10 mm long, pilose. Achenes ellipsoid or narrowly obovoid, 4–9 mm long, ribbed, hispidulous, glandular; pappus of bristles 3–7 mm long, winged near base, hooked at apex.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: angolense: of Angola, where the type specimen was collected
Habitat: In Brachystegia-Uapaca woodland.
Altitude range: 950 - 1950 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola through DRC (Katanga) and Zambia to Tanzania then south to Malawi and Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: N
Growth form(s): Perennial.
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Literature:

Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 719 - 720.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 32. As Hypericophyllum scabridum

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 31.

Pope, G.V. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 6. Helenieae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 105 - 107. (Includes a picture).

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hypericophyllum angolense
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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: Hypericophyllum angolense.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=180650, retrieved 15 April 2024

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