Pentanisia schweinfurthii Hiern

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Pentanisia schweinfurthii

Miombo woodland
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr.
Oct 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Pentanisia schweinfurthii

Miombo woodland
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr.
Oct 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Pentanisia schweinfurthii

Miombo woodland
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr.
Oct 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Pentanisia variabilis sensu auct. non Harv.
Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial herb up to 25 cm, growing from a woody rootstock.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: schweinfurthii: named after Dr Georg August Schweinfurth (1836-1925), German botanical collector and taxonomist.
Habitat: In grassland and open woodland
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Aug - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Nigeria to South Sudan and south tropical Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,Mc,C,W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 4 December 2022

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 106 - 107. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 248. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 43.

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 73.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 134, plate 175

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 59 - 61. (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 99.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Pentanisia schweinfurthii
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pentanisia schweinfurthii
African Plant Database: Pentanisia schweinfurthii
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JSTOR Plant Science: Pentanisia schweinfurthii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pentanisia schweinfurthii
Plants of the World Online: Pentanisia schweinfurthii
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Wikipedia: Pentanisia schweinfurthii

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: Pentanisia schweinfurthii., retrieved 27 May 2024

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