Monadenium herbaceum Pax

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Monadenium herbaceum

Open woodland in sandy soil by Kundabwika Falls
Mar 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Monadenium herbaceum

Open woodland in sandy soil by Kundabwika Falls
Mar 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Perennial herb up to 110 cm tall from a tuberous subglobose root; stem annual, single, unbranched; leaves subsessile, lanceolate, 5-7 x 1.5 cm, margins entire, midrib keeled beneath with a fleshy ridge; cymes axillary, 1-2-forked; bracts free, slightly longer than cyathia; cyathia c. 4-6 x 3-4 mm; capsules c. 4.5-5 x 3.5-4 mm, deeply lobed.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: Herbaceum: not woody
Habitat: Sandy soil in open Brachystegia woodland
Altitude range: 1035 m (approx)
Flowering time:Mar - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Zambia and DRC (Katanga Province)
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Content last updated: Thursday 18 January 2018

Carter, S. & Leach, L.C. (2001). Euphorbiaceae: subfamily Euphorbioideae: tribe Euphorbieae Flora Zambesiaca 9(5) Pages 444 - 445.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Monadenium herbaceum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Monadenium herbaceum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Monadenium herbaceum
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Monadenium herbaceum
JSTOR Plant Science: Monadenium herbaceum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Monadenium herbaceum
Plants of the World Online: Monadenium herbaceum
Tropicos: Monadenium herbaceum
Wikipedia: Monadenium herbaceum

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: Monadenium herbaceum., retrieved 20 April 2024

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