Criscianthus zambiensis (R. M. King & H. Rob.) Grossi & J.N. Nakaj.

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Criscianthus zambiensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Path to Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Criscianthus zambiensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Path to Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Criscianthus zambiensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Path to Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Criscianthus zambiensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Path to Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Criscianthus zambiensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Path to Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Criscianthus zambiensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Path to Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Criscianthus zambiensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Path to Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Stomatanthes zambiensis R. M. King & H. Rob.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrubby perennial up to c. 1 m tall, growing from a woody rootstock. Stems pale yellow. Upper leaves usually alternate or opposite, lower leaves 3-4-whorled, elliptic, 3–7 cm long, usually hairless or with few hairs above, more pubescent beneath; margin very variable from entire or serrate to irregularly lobed. Capitula numerous in lax to congested branched heads on peduncles 5–25 mm long, pubescent, with glandular and non-glandular hairs. Involucre 4.5–10 × 8–10 mm; bracts 7–10, 2-8 mm long, hairless or pubescent. Florets few per capitulum, 4.5–6 mm long, white. Pappus 5–6 mm long, of c. 40 scabrous bristles unequal in length.
Type location:
Zambia
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: zambiensis: of Zambia.
Habitat: Miombo woodland
Altitude range: 1200 - 2200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Confined to northern Zambia and Malawi
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces):
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Endangered
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Content last updated: Wednesday 3 July 2019
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 107. as Stomatanthes zambiensis

Grossi, M.A., Katinas, L. & Nakajima, J.N. (2013). Criscianthus, a new genus of Eupatorieae (Asteraceae) with a key to members of the tribe in Africa Phytotaxa 141(1) Pages 29 - 33. (Includes a picture).

King, R.M. & Robinson, H. (1975). New species of Stomatanthes from Africa Kew Bulletin 30(3) Pages 463 - 465. Stomatanthes zambiensis described

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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: Criscianthus zambiensis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=214550, retrieved 10 December 2019

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