Elatostema monticola Hook. f.

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Elatostema monticola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Seldomseen, Vumba

Elatostema monticola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Seldomseen, Vumba

Elatostema monticola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Seldomseen, Vumba

Elatostema monticola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Seldomseen, Vumba

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Synonyms: Elatostema orientale Engl.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Annual or perennial herb, ascending or erect, up to 30 cm, growing from a prostrate rhizome. Leaves restricted to the upper parts of the stems, alternate, (sub)sessile, obovate to lanceolate, usually asymmetrical; margins serrate. Flowers in sessile axillary clusters, unisexual, normally on different plants, rarely on the same plant.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: monticola: mountain-loving
Habitat: A species of evergreen montane forest, growing in shade on the forest floor, often on mossy rocks near streams.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 2200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in the forests of tropical Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 14 June 2006
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 280. (Includes a picture).

Friis, I. (1991). Urticaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Pages 104 - 106. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 82.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Elatostema monticola
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Elatostema monticola
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Elatostema monticola.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120610, retrieved 26 September 2017

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