Gomphocarpus semilunatus A. Rich.

We have few details about this taxon; if you can provide any information, photos or reliable records, please contact one of the site authors. Email addresses are given on the home page.

Images: None on this site.

Specimen citations: Display citations Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms: Asclepias denticulata Schltr.
Asclepias semilunata (A. Rich.) N.E. Br.
Common names:
Status: Native
Type location:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Seasonally flooded alluvial grassland and disturbed places, often forming large colonies.
Altitude range: 300 - 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Nigeria to Ethiopia and South to Angola, southern DRC and northern Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces):
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 296 - 297. (Includes a picture).

Other sources of information about Gomphocarpus semilunatus:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Gomphocarpus semilunatus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Gomphocarpus semilunatus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Gomphocarpus semilunatus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Gomphocarpus semilunatus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Gomphocarpus semilunatus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Gomphocarpus semilunatus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gomphocarpus semilunatus
JSTOR Plant Science: Gomphocarpus semilunatus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gomphocarpus semilunatus
Plants of the World Online: Gomphocarpus semilunatus
Tropicos: Gomphocarpus semilunatus
Wikipedia: Gomphocarpus semilunatus

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 semilunatus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=185750, retrieved 11 December 2023

Site software last modified: 10 May 2018 10:51pm
Terms of use