Asclepias longissima Goyder

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Synonyms: Gomphocarpus longissimus K. Schum.
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Status: Native
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Habitat: On rocky ground in open Brachystegia woodland and grassland.
Altitude range: 500 - 1500 m
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Worldwide distribution: Southwestern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
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Binns, B. (1968). A First Check List of the Herbaceous Flora of Malawi The Government Printer, Zomba, Malawi Page 19.

Goyder, D.J. (2009). A synopsis of Asclepias (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae) in tropical Africa Kew Bulletin 64 Pages 375 - 376. (Includes a picture).

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 264 - 265. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Asclepias longissima
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Asclepias longissima
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Asclepias longissima
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Wikipedia: Asclepias longissima

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 longissima., retrieved 1 March 2024

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