Anthospermum whyteanum Britten

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Anthospermum whyteanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near World's View, Nyanga

Anthospermum whyteanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near World's View, Nyanga

Anthospermum whyteanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near World's View, Nyanga

Anthospermum whyteanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near World's View, Nyanga

Anthospermum whyteanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near World's View, Nyanga

Anthospermum whyteanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Anthospermum whyteanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Anthospermum whyteanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

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Synonyms: Anthospermum albohirtum Mildbr.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Multi-stemmed dwarf shrub with much-branched stems up to 1 m long, often shorter. Branches and leaves densely covered in whitish spreading hairs. Leaves in whorls of 3, sessile, spreading to ascending, linear-lanceolate to narrowly ovate, 3-11 mm long; margins strongly rolled under. Flowers in 3-9-flowered clusters, greenish-yellow to creamy-yellow, often marked with red.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: whyteanum: after Alexander Whyte (1834-1908), Scottish explorer and botanist who collected plants in Liberia, Kenya, Malawi and Uganda, He was curator of the Entebbe Botanic Garden and head of the Scientific Department in Zomba, Malawi.
Habitat: On rocky outcrops.
Altitude range: (metres) 1250 - 2500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Southern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 3 November 2015
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 238. (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 71.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 87.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 160.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 155 - 156.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Anthospermum whyteanum
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Anthospermum whyteanum
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JSTOR Plant Science: Anthospermum whyteanum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Anthospermum whyteanum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Anthospermum whyteanum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Anthospermum whyteanum
Tropicos: Anthospermum whyteanum


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: Anthospermum whyteanum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156630, retrieved 23 November 2017

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