Asclepias palustris (K. Schum.) Schltr.

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Synonyms: Gomphocarpus cristatus Decne.
Gomphocarpus palustris K. Schum.
Trachycalymma cristatum (Decne.) Bullock
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Status: Native
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Habitat: In montane and seasonally waterlogged grassland, occasionally in open woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: Scattered in tropical Africa from Nigeria to Uganda in the north, and Angola to Zimbabwe in the south.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 100 - 101. as Trachycalymma cristatum (Includes a picture).

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

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. as Trachycalymma cristatum

Goyder, D.J. (2001). A revision of the tropical African genus Trachycalymma (K. Schum.) Bullock Kew Bulletin 56 Pages 134 - 137. as Trachycalymma cristatum (Includes a picture).

Goyder, D.J. (2009). A synopsis of Asclepias (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae) in tropical Africa Kew Bulletin 64 Pages 381 - 383.

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. as Trachycalymma cristatum

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 48. Trachycalymma cristatum

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 88.

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Flora of Malawi: Asclepias palustris
Flora of Mozambique: Asclepias palustris
Flora of Zimbabwe: Asclepias palustris

External websites:

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

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: Asclepias palustris., retrieved 29 September 2020

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