Oldenlandia angolensis K. Schum.
var. angolensis

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Oldenlandia angolensis var. angolensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Oldenlandia angolensis var. angolensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Common names:
Status: Native
Annual or short-lived perennial herb. Stems branched at the base. Leaves small, narrowly elliptic to linear-lanceolate. Inflorescences dense subcapitate, terminal and also in leaf axils below the terminal head. Flowers small with corolla white or dull mauve.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: angolensis: of Angola
Habitat: In boggy grassland, vleis and riverine marshes.
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Worldwide distribution: Cameroon, DRC, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Angola
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,C,W
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 245.

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 72.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 98.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 125 - 126.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 98. As Oldenlandia angolensis

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Flora of Botswana: Oldenlandia angolensis var. angolensis
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Oldenlandia angolensis var. angolensis

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Oldenlandia angolensis
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Oldenlandia angolensis var. angolensis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154860, retrieved 29 September 2023

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