Xysmalobium undulatum (L.) W.T. Aiton

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Xysmalobium undulatum

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Airedale Road, near Juliasdale

Xysmalobium undulatum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Airedale Road, near Juliasdale

Xysmalobium undulatum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Airedale Road, near Juliasdale

Xysmalobium undulatum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Airedale Road, near Juliasdale

Xysmalobium undulatum

Picture: Bart Wursten
By road from Hwange NP to main Vic Falls / Bulawayo Rd, Matetsi Safari Area

Xysmalobium undulatum

Picture: Bart Wursten
By road from Hwange NP to main Vic Falls / Bulawayo Rd, Matetsi Safari Area

Xysmalobium undulatum

Picture: Bart Wursten
By road from Hwange NP to main Vic Falls / Bulawayo Rd, Matetsi Safari Area

Xysmalobium undulatum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Tshabalala Nature Reserve, Bulawayo

Xysmalobium undulatum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Tshabalala Nature Reserve, Bulawayo

Xysmalobium undulatum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Tshabalala Nature Reserve, Bulawayo

Xysmalobium undulatum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Tshabalala Nature Reserve, Bulawayo

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Synonyms: Asclepias undulata L.
Gomphocarpus undulatus (L.) Schltr.
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Robust erect perennial herb, up to 1.5 m tall. Stems hairy with milky sap. Leaves opposite, lanceolate-elliptic, 8-27 cm long, hairy; margin often reddish-purple rimmed, very wavy. Flowers in dense axillary umbel-like inflorescences, creamy-green to yellowish, often tinged purple-brown. Corolla lobes erect with recurved tips, densely fringed with white hairs. Fruit single or paired follicles, up to 10 × 5 cm, inflated, covered in curled bristly hairs.
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Derivation of specific name: undulatum: undulate, wavy
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Flowering time:Oct - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa.
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Content last updated: Friday 24 July 2015
Literature:

Binns, B. (1968). A First Check List of the Herbaceous Flora of Malawi The Government Printer, Zomba, Malawi Page 20. as Asclepias reflexa

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 75. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 59.

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 27.

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 22.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 30.

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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: Xysmalobium undulatum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145490, retrieved 2 April 2020

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