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:
Status: Native
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:
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:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,Mc,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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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., 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
iNaturalist: Epilobium salignum
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
The Plant List (version 1.1): 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 21 January 2020

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