Gomphocarpus glaucophyllus Schltr.

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Gomphocarpus glaucophyllus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass, Gt Dyke

Gomphocarpus glaucophyllus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass, Gt Dyke

Gomphocarpus glaucophyllus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass, Gt Dyke

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Synonyms: Asclepias glaucophylla (Schltr.) Schltr.
Asclepias lilacina Weim.
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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, growing from a woody rhizome. Stems 1-several, ascending to erect, up to 1 m long, hairless and more or less blue-green. Leaves opposite (sub)sessile, ovate to lanceolate, 7-12 cm long, distinctly blue-green and with a waxy bloom on both surfaces, cordate at the base. Flowers in 9-15-flowered, extra-axillary nodding umbels. Corolla lobes usually reflexed, greenish-yellow, sometimes purplish on the outside. Corona lobes attached c. 1.5 mm above the base of the staminal column, greenish-yellow, as tall as the column. Follicle erect on a twisted pedicel, fusiform or slightly inflated oblong-elliptic, 5.5-10 cm long, occasionally longitudinally winged, hairless, often blue-green.
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Derivation of specific name: glaucophyllus: with glaucous (bluish-green) leaves
Habitat: In grassland, Brachystegia and mixed deciduous woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Mpumalanga, Gauteng, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
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Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk
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Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 102 - 103. (Includes a picture).

Binns, B. (1968). A First Check List of the Herbaceous Flora of Malawi The Government Printer, Zomba, Malawi Page 21.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 28.

Goyder, D.J. & Nicholas, A. (2001). A revision of Gomphocarpus R. Br. Kew Bulletin 56 Pages 813 - 815.

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 20.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Gomphocarpus glaucophyllus
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gomphocarpus glaucophyllus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gomphocarpus glaucophyllus
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Gomphocarpus glaucophyllus
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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: Gomphocarpus glaucophyllus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145700, retrieved 29 September 2020

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