Argemone ochroleuca Sweet
subsp. ochroleuca

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Argemone ochroleuca subsp. ochroleuca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, Harare

Argemone ochroleuca subsp. ochroleuca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, Harare

Argemone ochroleuca subsp. ochroleuca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Argemone ochroleuca subsp. ochroleuca

Photo: Gary Layard
Ruckomechi River, Mana Pools

Argemone ochroleuca subsp. ochroleuca

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Mazowe River, between camp and weir, Hippo Pools

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Synonyms: Argemone mexicana L. subsp. ochroleuca (Sweet) Schwarzb.
Common names: White-flowered mexican poppy (English)
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Description:
Description as for Argemone mexicana but the flowers are pale yellow or cream-coloured.
Notes: Plants with bright yellow or cream-coloured flowers were previously treated as forms of Argemone mexicana. However, the cream-coloured plants are now referred to as a separate species, namely Argemone ochroleuca Sweet subsp. ochroleuca while the bright yellow plants remain under a more narrowly defined Argemone mexicana. The combined species was known from Mozambique but we have no specific records of either of the separated species. However, we believe both are likely to occur.
Derivation of specific name: ochroleuca: yellowish-white.
Habitat: In similar habitats to A. mexicana, namely wasteland, disturbed sites and sandy river beds.
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Worldwide distribution: Mexico.
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Flora of Botswana: Argemone ochroleuca subsp. ochroleuca
Flora of Caprivi: Argemone ochroleuca subsp. ochroleuca
Flora of Malawi: Argemone ochroleuca subsp. ochroleuca
Flora of Zambia: Argemone ochroleuca subsp. ochroleuca
Flora of Zimbabwe: Argemone ochroleuca subsp. ochroleuca

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Argemone ochroleuca subsp. ochroleuca.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=235280, retrieved 6 February 2023

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