Thalia geniculata L.

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Thalia geniculata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Itimbiri River, Oriental, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Thalia geniculata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Itimbiri River, Oriental, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Thalia geniculata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Itimbiri River, Oriental, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

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Synonyms: Thalia caerulea Ridl.
Thalia welwitschii Ridl.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Robust perennial herb, up to 3 m tall, growing from a rhizome.
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Habitat: In marshy vegetation along lakes, channels and rivers, sometimes in roadside ditches.
Altitude range: 1000 m (approx)
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Worldwide distribution: From Senegal to southern Sudan, Angola, DRC and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,Lk,W
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 29 September 2012
Literature:

Lock, J.M. & Diniz, M.A. (2010). Marantaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(4) Pages 143 - 145. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 116.

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External websites:

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


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Thalia geniculata.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=200340, retrieved 5 August 2020

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