Monadenium mafingense Hargr.

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Monadenium mafingense

Montane scrub
Mafinga Mts., Mafinga Distr.
Jan 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Monadenium mafingense

Montane scrub
Mafinga Mts., Mafinga Distr.
Jan 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Monadenium mafingense

Montane scrub
Mafinga Mts., Mafinga Distr.
Jan 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Monadenium mafingense

Montane scrub
Mafinga Mts., Mafinga Distr.
Jan 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Monadenium mafingense

Montane scrub
Mafinga Mts., Mafinga Distr.
Jan 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Monadenium mafingense

Montane scrub
Mafinga Mts., Mafinga Distr.
Jan 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Monadenium mafingense

Montane scrub
Mafinga Mts., Mafinga Distr.
Jan 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Euphorbia mafingensis (Hargr.) Bruyns
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Geophyte growing from a tuberous rootstock up to 10 x 5 cm producing several spreading stems up to 5 cm long; leaves clustered at stem apices, sessile, c. 3.5 x 2.5 cm, obovate, reddish, glabrous to sparsely hairy on upper surface and with scattered hairs on lower surface, margin ± crisped and fringed with short hairs; cymes simple or reduced to solitary cyathia, peduncles and cyme branches 4-6 cm long, bracts c. 5 x 8 mm, broadly ovate, yellowish-green to red-tinged; cyathia 6 x 4 mm with broadly funnel-shaped involucres, glandular rim c. 1 mm wide, spreading, bright red; capsule 4 x 3.5 mm, obtusely lobed with a pair of minute fleshy ridges along the sutures, exserted on a reflexed pedicel c. 6 mm long; seeds c. 2.75 x 1.25 mm, oblong, 4-angled.
Type location:
Malawi, Mafingas
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: mafingense: of the Mafinga Mountains
Habitat: Crevices in faces of rock outcrops in montane grassland and montane scrub
Altitude range: 1800 - 2250 m
Flowering time:Dec - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Malawi and Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Monday 14 February 2022
Literature:

Carter, S. & Leach, L.C. (2001). Euphorbiaceae: subfamily Euphorbioideae: tribe Euphorbieae Flora Zambesiaca 9(5) Page 444.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Monadenium mafingense
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Monadenium mafingense
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Monadenium mafingense
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Monadenium mafingense
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Monadenium mafingense
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Monadenium mafingense.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=206800, retrieved 12 August 2022

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