Epilobium salignum Hausskn.

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Epilobium salignum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Below dam wall, Cleveland Dam

Epilobium salignum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Below dam wall, Cleveland Dam

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Synonyms: Epilobium neriophyllum Hausskn.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, up to 1.5 m, growing from a rhizome. Leaves (sub)opposite, becoming alternate in the inflorescence. Inflorescence up to 30 cm long. Flowers nodding, later erect, cream to deep pink with a long floral tube. Stigma entire, not 4-lobed. Fruits up to 4.5 cm, splitting at the apical end while still on the plant.
Type location:
Madagascar
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: salignum: willow-like, resembling a Salix.
Habitat: A species of vleis, bogs and seepage areas.
Altitude range: 500 - 2500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tropical and South Africa and Madagascar.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,Mc,S
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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 220.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 24.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 15.

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 65.

Raven, P.H. (1978). Onagraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 345 - 346.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 90.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 130.

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Flora of Botswana: Epilobium salignum
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Flora of Mozambique: Epilobium salignum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Epilobium salignum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Epilobium salignum
African Plant Database: Epilobium salignum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Epilobium salignum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Epilobium salignum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Epilobium salignum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Epilobium salignum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Epilobium salignum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Epilobium salignum
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Epilobium salignum
JSTOR Plant Science: Epilobium salignum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Epilobium salignum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Epilobium salignum
Plants of the World Online: Epilobium salignum
Tropicos: Epilobium salignum
Wikipedia: Epilobium salignum


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Epilobium salignum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142770, retrieved 1 December 2020

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