Aneilema brunneospermum Faden

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Synonyms: Aneilema dregeanum Kunth var. galpinii C.B. Clarke
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Status: Native
Tufted annual herb, up to 60 cm tall. Inflorescences terminal and sometimes axillary from the upper leaves, moderately lax, 2-7.5 cm long. Flowers pale lilac to lavender.
Derivation of specific name: brunneospermum: with brown seeds.
Habitat: In scrub or forest, often in rocky places.
Altitude range: 150 - 950 m
Flowering time:Oct - May
Worldwide distribution: Southern Mozambique, Eswatini and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: M
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Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 51. (Includes a picture).

Faden, R.B. (1984). New taxa of Aneilema R. Br. (Commelinaceae) from Southern and tropical East Africa. Bothalia 15(1&2) Pages 91 - 94. (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 brunneospermum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aneilema brunneospermum
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aneilema brunneospermum
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Tropicos: Aneilema brunneospermum
Wikipedia: Aneilema brunneospermum

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 brunneospermum., retrieved 24 July 2024

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