Fadogia ancylantha Schweinf.

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Fadogia ancylantha

Protea Hill Farm
Nov 2008
Photo: Mike Bingham

Fadogia ancylantha

Protea Hill Farm
Nov 2008
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Fadogia obovata N.E. Br.
Temnocalyx obovatus (N.E. Br.) Robyns
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Frequency: Common and widespread
Status: Native
Suffrutex 0.4-1.8 m tall, from a woody rootstock. Leaves paired or in whorls of 3, glaucous green. Inflorescence shortly stalked, mostly 2-3(4)-flowered, or flowers sometimes solitary. Corolla tube distinctly curved. Corolla lobes green outside, whitish or pale yellow inside.
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Habitat: Woodland and grassland
Altitude range: 850 - 1680 m
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia, D. R. Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe; northward to Nigeria and S. Sudan
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,E,C,Lk,S
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Content last updated: Tuesday 20 September 2016

Bridson, D.M. (1998). Rubiaceae, Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 5(2) Page 280.

Coates Palgrave, M. (1989). Guide to the trees and shrubs of the Mukuvisi Woodlands ?publisher. Page 27.

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.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 162.

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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: Fadogia ancylantha.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156110, retrieved 4 March 2024

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