Aspidoglossum interruptum (E. Mey.) Bullock

Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (9)

Aspidoglossum interruptum

Miombo woodland
Lilayi Lodge, Kafue District
Jan 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

Aspidoglossum interruptum

Miombo woodland
Lilayi Lodge, Kafue District
Jan 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

Aspidoglossum interruptum

Miombo woodland
Lilayi Lodge, Kafue District
Jan 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

Specimen citations: Display citations Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms: Lagarinthus abyssinicus Hochst. ex Benth.
Lagarinthus interruptus E. Mey.
Schizoglossum altissimum Schltr.
Schizoglossum barberae Schltr.
Schizoglossum gracile Weim.
Schizoglossum interruptum (E. Mey.) Schltr.
Schizoglossum lasiopetalum Schltr.
Schizoglossum morrumbense Schltr.
Common names:
Status: Native
Erect perennial herb, 50 - 140 cm tall. Leaves opposite, narrowly linear, up to 7 cm long, shorter or longer than the internodes, more or less hairy above, sometimes hairy on the midrib beneath. Flowers up to 13 at the nodes, on pedicels up to 10 mm long. Corolla lobes 2-3 mm long with margins rolled under and an incurved apex, pink-purplish on the outside, cream to yellowish inside, hairy especially above. Corona whitish with purple streaks. Fruit 5-6 mm long, densely and finely velvety.
Type location:
South Africa
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In grassland and open woodland.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Scattered but fairly widespread in Tropical and South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces):
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Content last updated: Tuesday 25 July 2023

Albers, F. & Meve, U. (eds.) (2002). Asclepiadaceae Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants Springer-Verlag Page 15.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 5.

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 256 - 258. (Includes a picture).

Kupicha, F.K. (1984). Studies on African Asclepiadaceae Kew Bulletin 38 Pages 657 - 659.

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 19.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 24.

Other sources of information about Aspidoglossum interruptum:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Aspidoglossum interruptum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Aspidoglossum interruptum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aspidoglossum interruptum
African Plant Database: Aspidoglossum interruptum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aspidoglossum interruptum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aspidoglossum interruptum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Aspidoglossum interruptum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Aspidoglossum interruptum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aspidoglossum interruptum
JSTOR Plant Science: Aspidoglossum interruptum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aspidoglossum interruptum
Plants of the World Online: Aspidoglossum interruptum
Tropicos: Aspidoglossum interruptum
Wikipedia: Aspidoglossum interruptum

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: Aspidoglossum interruptum., retrieved 5 March 2024

Site software last modified: 10 May 2018 10:51pm
Terms of use