Pollia condensata C.B. Clarke

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Pollia condensata

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Mt Mabu

Pollia condensata

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Mt Mabu

Pollia condensata

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Mt Mabu

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Synonyms: Aclisia condensata (C.B. Clarke) G. Brückn.
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Status: Native
Robust perennial herb. Stems stoloniferous, decumbent to erect, up to 1 m high, sometimes more. Fruit a berry, dark shiny, metallic blue.
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Habitat: Occurring in the understorey of evergreen forest.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa
Mozambique distribution: Z
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Faden, R. (2012). Commelinaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 64 - 65.

Harris, T., Darbyshire, I. & Polhill, R. (2011). New species and range extensions from Mt Namuli, Mt Mabu and Mt Chiperone in northern Mozambique Kew Bulletin 66(2) Page 247.

Leistner, O.A. (2005). Seed plants of southern tropical Africa: families and genera SABONET Report No. 26 SABONET, Pretoria Page 388.

Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Dowsett-Lemaire, F., Congdon, C., Branch, B., Collins, S., Curran, M., Dowsett, R,J., Fishpool, L., Francisco, J., Harris, Kopp, M. & de Sousa, C. (2012). Mt Mabu, Mozambique: Biodiversity and Conservation Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London Page 71.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pollia condensata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pollia condensata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pollia condensata
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iNaturalist: Pollia condensata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pollia condensata
JSTOR Plant Science: Pollia condensata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pollia condensata
Plants of the World Online: Pollia condensata
Tropicos: Pollia condensata
Wikipedia: Pollia condensata

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: Pollia condensata.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=184350, retrieved 19 May 2024

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