Gunillaea rhodesica (Adamson) Thulin

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Gunillaea rhodesica

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park.

Gunillaea rhodesica

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park.

Gunillaea rhodesica

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park.

Gunillaea rhodesica

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park.

Gunillaea rhodesica

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park.

Gunillaea rhodesica

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park.

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Synonyms: Prismatocarpus rhodesicus Adamson
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Status: Native
Description:
More or less erect annual herb up to 60 cm high, much-branched from near the base. Leaves alternate, sessile, narrowly elliptic to linear, 12-50 mm long, more or less hairy; margin undulate-crenate with small projecting teeth. Inflorescence laxly-flowered. Flowers sessile or shortly pedicellate but pedicels elongating in fruit up to 25 mm. Corolla campanulate up to 12 mm long, 4-5-lobed, united to c. halfway, mauve-blue or white. Style with 2 tiny glands at the base. Capsules cylindrical, up to 2 cm long, often slightly curved, prominently c; 10-veined, crowned with the persistent calyx lobes and the style base forming a hard cone on the top.
Type location:
Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: rhodesica: of Rhodesia, referring to what is now Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Habitat: In seasonally wet places such as river banks and lake shores on sand or mud.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,Lp,S,W
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Content last updated: Tuesday 16 February 2016
Literature:

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 43.

Thulin, M. (1983). Campanulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 113 - 114.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 202.

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Flora of Botswana: Gunillaea rhodesica
Flora of Caprivi: Gunillaea rhodesica
Flora of Mozambique: Gunillaea rhodesica
Flora of Zimbabwe: Gunillaea rhodesica

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Gunillaea rhodesica
African Plant Database: Gunillaea rhodesica
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Gunillaea rhodesica
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Gunillaea rhodesica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Gunillaea rhodesica
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Gunillaea rhodesica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Gunillaea rhodesica
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gunillaea rhodesica
Ispot Southern Africa: Gunillaea rhodesica
JSTOR Plant Science: Gunillaea rhodesica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gunillaea rhodesica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gunillaea rhodesica
The Plant List (version 1.1): Gunillaea rhodesica
Tropicos: Gunillaea rhodesica


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Gunillaea rhodesica.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157530, retrieved 23 May 2019

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