Asclepias fulva N.E. Br.

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Asclepias fulva

Picture: David Chuba
Mbisi forest, 5km from Sumbuwanga, Tanzania

Asclepias fulva

Picture: David Chuba
Mbisi forest, 5km from Sumbuwanga, Tanzania

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Synonyms: Asclepias viridiflora E. Mey.
Pachycarpus fulvus (N. E. Br.) Bullock
Pachycarpus viridiflorus E. Mey.
Xysmalobium viridiflorum (E. Mey.) D. Dietr.
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Status: Native
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Habitat: Open grassland and Brachystegia or mixed deciduous woodland.
Altitude range: 1000 - 2100 m
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Worldwide distribution: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, eastern South Africa and Lesotho.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
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Goyder, D.J. (2009). A synopsis of Asclepias (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae) in tropical Africa Kew Bulletin 64 Page 381.

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Page 267.

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 19.

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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: Asclepias fulva., retrieved 13 April 2024

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