Alepidea peduncularis A. Rich.

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Alepidea peduncularis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Trout Research Centre Inyanga NP

Alepidea peduncularis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Trout Research Centre Inyanga NP

Alepidea peduncularis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Slopes Mt Nyangani, Nyanga National Park.

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Synonyms: Alepidea gracilis Dummer
Alepidea propinqua Dummer
Alepidea swynnertonii Dummer
Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial herb, up to 130 cm. Stem grooved. Leaves mostly basal, oblong-spathulate, up to 20 cm long in large specimens, hairless; margin toothed with a very prominent ciliae at the apex of the teeth; petiole up yo 10 cm long, sheathing at the base. Few leaves along the stem smaller and subsessile with an auriculate base. Inflorescence branched, terminal; each branch with a terminal small dense head of minute florets subtended by a whorl of conspicuous white triangular bracts, the whole head resembling a single white-petaled flower.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: peduncularis: with peduncles.
Habitat: In montane grassland.
Altitude range: 1220 - 2250 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Uganda. Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 52 - 53. as Alepidea gracilis (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 61. (Includes a picture).

Cannon, J.F.M. (1978). Apiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 568. As Alepidea gracilis

Cannon, J.F.M. (1978). Apiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 568 - 570. As Alepidea swynnertonii (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 4. As Alepidea gracilis and As Alepidea swynnertonii

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. As Alepidea gracilis

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 17.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 23.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 41.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 87.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Alepidea peduncularis., retrieved 4 March 2024

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