Androcymbium roseum Engl.

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Androcymbium roseum

Lusaka W 13km; Jul 1987.
Photo: Doug Laing

Androcymbium roseum

This is an isolated population which has not flowered for several years.
Lusaka W 13km; Jul 1993.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Androcymbium roseum

Lusaka West
Jul 1993
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Androcymbium gramineum Auct.
Common names:
Frequency: Widespread
Status: Native
Description:
Herb occurring in closely spaced communities. Corm subglobose, with dark brown or black tunic, set 5-8 cm below ground. No stem above ground. Leaves numerous, forming a rosette, ovate at base, with a long acumen. Bracts pale pink and white. Flowers c. 4 in a congested head. Ovary with 3 carpels.
Type location:
Namibia
Notes:
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Habitat: Short grassland, drying up pans, irrigated lawn.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jun - Jul
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Lk,S,W
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Content last updated: Tuesday 13 January 2015
Literature:

Bolnick, D. (2007). A Guide to the Common Wild Flowers of Zambia and Neighbouring Regions Revised Edition. WECS, Lusaka, Zambia Page 63. Illustration as Androcymbium gramineum (Includes a picture).

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

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 117.

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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: Androcymbium roseum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=211770, retrieved 25 May 2019

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