Gomphocarpus kaessneri (N.E. Br.) Goyder & Nicholas

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Synonyms: Asclepias kaessneri N.E. Br.
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Status: Native
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Notes: Similar to both G. semilunatus and G. physocarpus but distinguished by the strongly bi-coloured flowers with yellow-green corolla and purple corona lobes. It also appears to favour somewhat drier climatic conditions than G. semilunatus.
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Habitat: Seasonally flooded alluvial grassland and disturbed places
Altitude range: 1000 m (approx)
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Worldwide distribution: Southern Kenya, western Tanzania and northern Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
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Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Page 297. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Gomphocarpus kaessneri
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Gomphocarpus kaessneri
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gomphocarpus kaessneri
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Gomphocarpus kaessneri.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=185740, retrieved 1 December 2023

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