Monadenium hirsutum P.R.O. Bally

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Monadenium hirsutum

Open woodland in rocky outcrops by Kundabwika Falls
Mar 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Monadenium hirsutum

Open woodland in rocky outcrops by Kundabwika Falls
Mar 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Perennial herb up to 25 cm tall from a tuberous root; stem with scattered slender hairs; leaves subsessile, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, c. 8 x 1 cm, margins crisped,covered in filamentous hairs; cymes terminal and axillary, 3-5-forked; bracts forming bract-cup up to 8.5 x 10 mm, midribs prominent, margins undulate; cyathia c. 4 x 4 mm; capsules c. 4.5 x 4 mm, 3-lobed.
Type location:
Zambia, Kundabwika Falls
Notes: Red data status: VU D2
Derivation of specific name: Hirsutum : hairy
Habitat: On rocks and amongst short grasses in woodland.
Altitude range: 900 - 1035 m
Flowering time:Mar - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: 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 442 - 448. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Monadenium hirsutum
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Monadenium hirsutum
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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 hirsutum., retrieved 24 April 2024

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