Lepidium africanum (Burm. f.) DC.
subsp. africanum

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Synonyms: Lepidium divaricatum Aiton subsp. linoides (Thunb.) Thell.
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Status: Native
Type location:
South Africa
Notes: Zimbabwean records of Lepidium africanum have been named subsp. africanum. The subspecies of the Zambian plants is not known but we have provisionally also placed them under subsp. africanum.
Derivation of specific name: africanum: of Africa
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Zambian distribution (Provinces): C
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Exell, A.W. (1960). Brassicaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 191 - 192. As Lepidium divaricatum linoides (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 31.

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Flora of Mozambique: Lepidium africanum subsp. africanum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lepidium africanum subsp. africanum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lepidium africanum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Lepidium africanum
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JSTOR Plant Science: Lepidium africanum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lepidium africanum
Plants of the World Online: Lepidium africanum
Tropicos: Lepidium africanum
Wikipedia: Lepidium africanum

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Lepidium africanum subsp. africanum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=124070, retrieved 2 December 2023

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