Haumaniastrum katangense (S.Moore) P.A.Duvign. & Plancke

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Haumaniastrum katangense

Open munga and miombo woodland
Nsumbu National Park
May 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

Haumaniastrum katangense

Open munga and miombo woodland
Nsumbu National Park
May 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

Haumaniastrum katangense

Open munga and miombo woodland
Nsumbu National Park
May 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Acrocephalus cyanobracteatus De Wild.
Acrocephalus katangensis S. Moore.
Acrocephalus oligocephalus sensu Hutchinson.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Very similar to H. caeruleum but H. katangensis differs in its annual habit, more strongly toothed upper leaves and backwards pointing stem hairs
Type location:
DRC, Katanga
Derivation of specific name: katangensis: of Katanga Province of the DRC, where the type specimen was collected.
Habitat: Open miombo woodland, grassland or abandoned cultivation, only on copper-rich soils in the copperbelt of Katanga and W Zambia, usually on rocky ground or slopes.
Altitude range: 750 - 1900 m
Flowering time:Mar - Aug
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Zambia and Tanzania.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,C,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Content last updated: Friday 24 July 2020

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 178 - 180. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Haumaniastrum katangense
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Haumaniastrum katangense
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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: Haumaniastrum katangense.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=207320, retrieved 17 April 2024

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