Aspidoglossum interruptum (E. Mey.) Bullock

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Aspidoglossum interruptum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo

Aspidoglossum interruptum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo

Aspidoglossum interruptum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo

Aspidoglossum interruptum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo

Aspidoglossum interruptum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo

Aspidoglossum interruptum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo

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Synonyms: Lagarinthus abyssinicus Hochst. ex Benth.
Lagarinthus interruptus E. Mey.
Schizoglossum altissimum Schltr.
Schizoglossum barberae Schltr.
Schizoglossum gracile Weim.
Schizoglossum interruptum (E. Mey.) Schltr.
Schizoglossum lasiopetalum Schltr.
Schizoglossum morrumbense Schltr.
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Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb, 50 - 140 cm tall. Leaves opposite, narrowly linear, up to 7 cm long, shorter or longer than the internodes, more or less hairy above, sometimes hairy on the midrib beneath. Flowers up to 13 at the nodes, on pedicels up to 10 mm long. Corolla lobes 2-3 mm long with margins rolled under and an incurved apex, pink-purplish on the outside, cream to yellowish inside, hairy especially above. Corona whitish with purple streaks. Fruit 5-6 mm long, densely and finely velvety.
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Habitat: In grassland and open woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: Scattered but fairly widespread in Tropical and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Friday 13 May 2016
Literature:

Albers, F. & Meve, U. (eds.) (2002). Asclepiadaceae Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants Springer-Verlag Page 15.

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 5.

Kupicha, F.K. (1984). Studies on African Asclepiadaceae Kew Bulletin 38 Pages 657 - 659.

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 19.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 24.


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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: Aspidoglossum interruptum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145590, retrieved 23 September 2017

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