Cyathula lanceolata Schinz

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Cyathula lanceolata

Photo: Brian Rode
Northern Tuli Game Reserve between Lentswe Le Moriti and Talana Farms

Cyathula lanceolata

Photo: Brian Rode
Northern Tuli Game Reserve between Lentswe Le Moriti and Talana Farms

Cyathula lanceolata

Photo: Tony Benn
Mogoditshane nr Gaborone

Cyathula lanceolata

Photo: Tony Benn
Mogoditshane nr Gaborone

Cyathula lanceolata

Photo: Tony Benn
Mogoditshane nr Gaborone

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Synonyms: Cyathula crispa Schinz
Cyathula deserti (N.E. Br.) Suesseng.
Cyathula hereroensis Schinz
Cyathula merkeri Gilg
Pandiaka deserti N.E. Br.
Pandiaka lanceolata (Schinz) C.B. Clarke
Pandiaka wildii Suesseng.
Sericocomopsis lanceolata (Schinz) Peter
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate and sprawling or sub-erect and bushy, much-branched perennial herb. Leaves firmly-textured, oblong to narrowly lanceolate-elliptic, 1.2-5.5 cm long, often with a small, horn-like apical point, softly or roughly appressed hairy on both surfaces; margin wavy and with rough hairs; petiole up to 5 mm, sometimes absent. Inflorescences terminal on stems and branches, solitary, capitate, 1.5-2 cm in diameter, seesile or on a peduncle c. 1 cm long (rarely longer), subtended by a pair of leaves. Flowers with tepals oblong-lanceolate, 6.5-9 mm long, whitish.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: lanceolata: lance-shaped, lanceolate
Habitat: In alluvial depressions in mopane woodland, on floodplains and in wooded grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 515 - 850 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Monday 19 October 2015
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 21.

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 16.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 21.

Townsend, C.C. (1988). Amaranthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1) Pages 86 - 87.


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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: Cyathula lanceolata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=122310, retrieved 21 November 2017

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