Glossostelma nyikense Goyder

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Common names:
Frequency: Very local and rare
Status: Native
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: nyikense: of Nyika, a mountain plateau in Malawi and Zambia.
Habitat: Montane grassland.
Altitude range: 2000 - 2250 m
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Only known from the Nyika Plateau, Malawi and Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 70.

Goyder, D.J. (1995). Notes on the African genus Glossostelma Kew Bulletin 50 Pages 545 - 547. (Includes a picture).

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 330 - 332. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 25.

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Flora of Malawi: Glossostelma nyikense

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Glossostelma nyikense
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Glossostelma nyikense
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Glossostelma nyikense
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Glossostelma nyikense
Plants of the World Online: Glossostelma nyikense
Tropicos: Glossostelma nyikense
Wikipedia: Glossostelma nyikense

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: Glossostelma nyikense., retrieved 23 June 2024

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