Sanicula elata Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don

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Sanicula elata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chirinda Forest

Sanicula elata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chirinda Forest

Sanicula elata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Hadange River crossing, rd to Outward Bound, Chimanimani

Sanicula elata

Picture: Bart Wursten
By the Swynnerton Memorial, Chirinda Forest

Sanicula elata

Picture: Bart Wursten
By the Swynnerton Memorial, Chirinda Forest

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Synonyms: Sanicula europaea sensu Sond.
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Description:
Erect short-lived entirely hairless perennial herb, up to 80 cm tall. Leaves broadly ovate to pentagonal in outline, up to 14 cm wide, more or less deeply palmately divided with up to 5 divisions, each lobe often lobed or divided again; margin serrate with mucronate tips to the teeth. Basal leaves with long petioles, up to 30 cm long; leaves along the stem similar but gradually much smaller. Flowers in umbels with 2-3 rays; partial umbels 4-7-flowered, white to greenish-yellow. Fruit shortly ovoid, 2 × 3 mm, densely covered in short hooked spines.
Type location:
Nepal
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Derivation of specific name: elata: tall, high
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical and subtropical Africa and Asia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,Mc
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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 67. (Includes a picture).

Cannon, J.F.M. (1978). Apiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 565 - 566. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 24.

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 18.

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Flora of Malawi: Sanicula elata
Flora of Mozambique: Sanicula elata
Flora of Zimbabwe: Sanicula elata

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sanicula elata
African Plant Database: Sanicula elata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Sanicula elata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Sanicula elata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sanicula elata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sanicula elata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sanicula elata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Sanicula elata
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Sanicula elata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sanicula elata
Ispot Southern Africa: Sanicula elata
JSTOR Plant Science: Sanicula elata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sanicula elata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sanicula elata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Sanicula elata
Tropicos: Sanicula elata


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: Species information: Sanicula elata.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143020, retrieved 25 March 2019

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