Faroa amara Gilg ex Baker

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Faroa amara

Picture: Lynn Read
Kutsaga

Faroa amara

Picture: Lynn Read
Kutsaga

Faroa amara

Picture: Lynn Read
Kutsaga

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Status: Native
Description:
Tiny annual with winged stems to 7 (-12) cm. Leaves ± sessile, spathulate to oblanceolate, not occurring in a basal rosette and not exceeding the subtending flower fascicle. Inflorescence of axillary clusters, forming a dense terminal inflorescence. Flowers mauve, purplish or blue. Calyx lobes 1-nerved. Corolla lobes 0.9-1.2 mm. Seeds spherical.
Type location:
Angola
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: amara: bitter
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,C
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Literature:

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 53.

Paiva, J. & Nogueira, I. (1990). Gentianaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4) Page 45.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Faroa amara

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


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: Faroa amara.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144710, retrieved 22 July 2019

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