Frommia ceratophylloides H.Wolff

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Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Perennial herb up to 1 m tall, with a robust woody rootstock. Leaves mostly near the base of the stem, 10-12 cm long, finely divided with linear segments up to 5 mm long, more or less hairless; leafbase sheathing. Inflorescence sparsely branched; peduncle up t0 18 cm long; umbels 7-rayed, up to 2 cm long; partial umbels c. 12-flowered. Flowers yellow. Fruit ovoid, 3 mm long, with poorly developed ribs, dark brown when ripe.
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Derivation of specific name: ceratophylloides: with leaves resembling a Ceratophyllum, an unrelated genus of aquatic plants.
Habitat: In (sub)montane grassland.
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Worldwide distribution: Southern Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia (Nyika only).
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
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Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Content last updated: Friday 7 July 2023

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 61. (Includes a picture).

Cannon, J.F.M. (1978). Apiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 587 - 589. (Includes a picture).

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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: Frommia ceratophylloides., retrieved 11 December 2023

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