Basananthe baumii (Harms) W.J. de Wilde
var. baumii

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Basananthe baumii var. baumii

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Dec 2006
Photo: Lari Merrett

Basananthe baumii var. baumii

After burn
Protea Hill Farm
Nov 2009
Photo: Mike Bingham

Basananthe baumii var. baumii

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Nov 2002
Photo: Lari Merrett

Basananthe baumii var. baumii

Plan, flower & fruit
Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Dec 2006
Photo: Lari Merrett

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Synonyms: Tryphostemma baumii Harms
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Frequency: fairly common
Status: Native
1 to a few annual stems arising from a perennial rootstock. Leaves up to 12 x 6 cm, simple, oblong to broadly ovate or obovate. Cymes 1-5-flowered. Flowers cream. Var. caerulescens, which is recorded from Nw and W Zambia and Angola, differs in its glaucous (above) and purple/red (beneath) leaves.
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Notes: Conservation status: despite the scarcity of collections the plant is fairly common, often hidden in grass. Data deficient [DD].
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia & Angola
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc,C,Lk
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Red data list status: Data deficient
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Content last updated: Monday 8 August 2016

De Wilde, W.J.J.O. (1973). Revision of Basananthe, formerly Tryphostemma (Passifloraceae) Blumea 21 Pages 350 - 351. (Includes a picture).

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Passifloraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 383 - 385. Illustration of var. caerulescens on p. 384

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Passifloraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 383 - 384.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Basananthe baumii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Basananthe baumii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Basananthe baumii
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Basananthe baumii
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Wikipedia: Basananthe baumii

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: Basananthe baumii var. baumii., retrieved 22 April 2024

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