Lepidagathis randii S. Moore

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Lepidagathis randii

Picture: James Varden
Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Lepidagathis randii

Picture: James Varden
Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

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Synonyms: Lepidagathis dicomoides Hutch.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: randii: named after Dr R.F. Rand (1856-1937), English Medical doctor and early plant collector in Zimbabwe.
Habitat: In Miombo woodland, Combretum-Terminalia woodland, open grassland, along roadsides and in other disturbed areas or on rocky hillsides.
Altitude range: 700 - 1600 m
Flowering time:Mar - Jul (Oct)
Worldwide distribution: Only known from Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Mc,C,Lk,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 32 - 33.

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 14. as Lepidagathis dicomoides

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 19. As Lepidagathis dicomoides

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lepidagathis randii
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lepidagathis randii
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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: Lepidagathis randii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153430, retrieved 24 February 2024

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