Gomphocarpus fruticosus (L.) W.T. Aiton
subsp. rostratus (N.E. Br.) Goyder & Nicholas

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Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. rostratus

Picture: Brian Rode
Ngamiland Concession 22 - Vumbura, Okavango Delta

Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. rostratus

Picture: Brian Rode
Ngamiland Concession 22 - Vumbura, Okavango Delta

Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. rostratus

Picture: Brian Rode
Ngamiland Concession 15 - Linyanti

Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. rostratus

Picture: Brian Rode
Ngamiland Concession 15 - Linyanti

Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. rostratus

Picture: Petra Ballings
Entrance road to Nkasa Lupale N.P.

Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. rostratus

Picture: Bart Wursten
D3508 Kalimbeza rd

Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. rostratus

Picture: Bart Wursten
D3508 Kalimbeza rd

Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. rostratus

Picture: Bart Wursten
D3508 Kalimbeza rd

Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. rostratus

Picture: Bart Wursten
D3508 Kalimbeza rd

Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. rostratus

Picture: Bart Wursten
D3508 Kalimbeza rd

Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. rostratus

Picture: Bart Wursten
D3508 Kalimbeza rd

Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. rostratus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Entrance road to Nkasa Lupale N.P.

Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. rostratus

Picture: Bart Wursten
D3508 Kalimbeza rd

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Synonyms: Asclepias rostrata N.E. Br.
Gomphocarpus rostratus (N.E. Br.) Bullock
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
See subsp. fruticosus for general details. This subspecies differs in the much longer, rostrate apical point on the fruit. Although the fruit can be covered in bristles like in subsp. fruticosus they are often nearly absent in this subspecies.
Type location:
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: rostratus: beaked, referring to the long apical point on the fruit.
Habitat: Grassland, riverbeds and roadsides, mostly in disturbed areas.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia (including the Caprivi Strip) and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk,W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 21 October 2015
Literature:

Bruyns, P.V. (2014). The Apocynaceae of Namibia Strelitzia 34 SANBI, Pretoria, South Africa Pages 49 - 50.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Namibia Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 75. As Gomphocarpus rostratus

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 73. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 27.

Other sources of information about Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. rostratus:

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Flora of Botswana: Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. rostratus
Flora of Caprivi: Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. rostratus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Gomphocarpus fruticosus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Gomphocarpus fruticosus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Gomphocarpus fruticosus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Gomphocarpus fruticosus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Gomphocarpus fruticosus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Gomphocarpus fruticosus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Gomphocarpus fruticosus
iNaturalist: Gomphocarpus fruticosus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gomphocarpus fruticosus
JSTOR Plant Science: Gomphocarpus fruticosus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gomphocarpus fruticosus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gomphocarpus fruticosus
Plants of the World Online: Gomphocarpus fruticosus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Gomphocarpus fruticosus
Tropicos: Gomphocarpus fruticosus
Wikipedia: Gomphocarpus fruticosus


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: Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. rostratus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=185730, retrieved 13 November 2019

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