Amphiasma luzuloides (K. Schum.) Bremek.

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Amphiasma luzuloides

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along main road between Lake Kaulime turn-off and Kaperepeza road, Nyika National Park

Amphiasma luzuloides

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along main road between Lake Kaulime turn-off and Kaperepeza road, Nyika National Park

Amphiasma luzuloides

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along main road between Lake Kaulime turn-off and Kaperepeza road, Nyika National Park

Amphiasma luzuloides

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along main road between Lake Kaulime turn-off and Kaperepeza road, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Amphiasma assimilis Bremek.
Oldenlandia luzuloides K. Schum.
Common names:
Frequency: very local
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, with erect, simple or sparsely branched, hairless stems 14–50 cm tall. Leaves held erect, linear, 1–4 cm long, finely rough on the upper surface, more or less ciliolate at the base of the midvein beneath; Leaves connected at the base by a stipular sheath 2–5 mm long, sometimes with 2 minute teeth. Inflorescences 2–5, terminal and at the upper nodes, c. 6 mm long and wide; peduncles 2–8 mm long; bracts leaf-like, 3–9. Calyx tube hairless, 1–1.2 mm long; lobes 1–1.6 mm long, with ciliolate margins. Corolla white or tinged lavender, hairless or papillate outside; tube 2–4 mm long, slightly funnel-shaped, hairy inside; lobes 2.8–3.3 mm long, lower half hairy inside. Style 2-4 mm long. Capsule 2-2.5 mm long and wide.
Type location:
Malawi
Notes: Listed in Phiri (2005: 86) but not cited for Zambia in Flora Zambesiaca 5-1 (Verdvourt, 1989) or Burrows & Willis (2005).
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Montane grassland.
Altitude range: 1760 - 2280 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Southern Tanzania, northern Malawi and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces):
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Content last updated: Thursday 14 March 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 238. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 86.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 112 - 113. (Includes a picture).

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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: Amphiasma luzuloides.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=221280, retrieved 17 October 2019

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