Aneilema arenicola Faden

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Common names:
Status: Native
Densely branched annual, up to 30 cm high. Inflorescence terminal, moderately lax. Flowers pale lilac.
Derivation of specific name: arenicola: sand loving
Habitat: On low hillsides with partially open woodland and along roadsides; in sandy soil.
Altitude range: 10 - 60 m
Flowering time:Nov - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Southern Mozambique and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: M
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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 77.

Faden, R.B. (1984). New taxa of Aneilema R. Br. (Commelinaceae) from Southern and tropical East Africa. Bothalia 15(1&2) Pages 94 - 96. (Includes a picture).

Faden, R.B. (1991). The Morphology and Taxonomy of Aneilema R. Brown (Commelinaceae) Smithsonian Contributions to Botany Number 76 Smithsonian Institution Press Pages 144 - 146.

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

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: Aneilema arenicola., retrieved 5 March 2024

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