Details of record no: 71470

Gomphocarpus fruticosus (L.) W.T. Aiton
subsp. fruticosus

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Record details:

Date: 14 May 2015
Recorder(s):BT Wursten
J Guyton
Collector(s):J Guyton
JAG_15_002B
Determiner(s):BT Wursten
Confirmer(s):
Herbarium:EOWBL
Habitat: Floodplain
Location: Lake Urema Floodplain, Gorongosa National Park
Location code(s): 14
Outing code: 41
Planted code: Not planted
Country: Mozambique
Quarter Degree Square: 1834C4
Grid reference:
FZ Divisions (Flora Zambesiaca): MS
Current administrative provinces:
Altitude (metres): 23
Notes: Branched herb up to 150cm tall. Forming large colonies along edges of floodplain grassland. Locally abundant. Flowers white and pink. Plant has milky sap. Fruit green and spiny with pointed tip. Old fruit brown and cracks open to reveal cottony fluff. Often being pollinated by African monarch butterflies.
Latitude, Longitude: -18.901690, 34.437740
Location Accuracy Code: 7

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Image: 15

Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. fruticosus
Species id:145690
Image id:15
Image number:23619
Photographer: BT Wursten
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Image notes:Branched herb up to 150cm tall. Forming large colonies along edges of floodplain grassland. Locally abundant. Flowers white and pink. Plant has milky sap. Fruit green and spiny with pointed tip. Old fruit brown and cracks open to reveal cottony fluff. Often being pollinated by African monarch butterflies.

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Individual record no: 71470: Gomphocarpus fruticosus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species-record.php?record_id=71470, retrieved 11 December 2019

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