Congolanthus longidens (N.E. Br.) A. Raynal

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Congolanthus longidens

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lomami River near Lieki, DRC © National Botanic Garden of Belgium

Congolanthus longidens

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lomami River near Lieki, DRC © National Botanic Garden of Belgium

Congolanthus longidens

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lomami River near Lieki, DRC © National Botanic Garden of Belgium

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Synonyms: Neurotheca densa De Wild.
Neurotheca longidens N.E. Br.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Annual herb, mostly branched, up to 50 cm high. Stem 4-angled, hairless. Leaves subsessile, ovate-lanceolate, elliptic or obovate, up to 3.5 cm long, single-veined, hairless. Flowers mostly solitary in the leaf-axils, mauve-pink or whitish, 4-lobed. Capsule oblong-cylindric, 4 mm long.
Type location:
Syntypes from Nigeria, DRC and Tanzania
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: longidens: with long teeth, referring to the calyx lobes
Habitat: Margins of riverine and swamp forest.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Nigeria, Gabon, Congo, CAR, DRC, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Zambian distribution (Provinces):
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 4 June 2016
Literature:

Paiva, J. & Nogueira, I. (1990). Gentianaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4) Pages 6 - 8. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 66.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Congolanthus longidens
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Congolanthus longidens
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Congolanthus longidens
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Congolanthus longidens
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Congolanthus longidens
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Congolanthus longidens
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Congolanthus longidens
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Congolanthus longidens
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Congolanthus longidens
Ispot Southern Africa: Congolanthus longidens
JSTOR Plant Science: Congolanthus longidens
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Congolanthus longidens
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Congolanthus longidens
The Plant List (version 1.1): Congolanthus longidens
Tropicos: Congolanthus longidens


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Congolanthus longidens.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=203350, retrieved 22 July 2019

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