Micrargeriella aphylla R.E. Fr.

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Status: Native
Slender herb up to 55 cm. tall; stems terete, sulcate, glabrous. Leaves 2–3 x c. 0.5 mm., subulate, acute, scabrid especially on margins towards the base. Inflorescence laxly many-flowered, 6–15 cm. long. Flowers bracteate; bracts 1.5–2.25 x 0.5 mm., subulate, glabrous. Pedicels (2.5)7–14(18) mm. long, glabrous. Bracteoles 0.75–1.3 mm. long, subulate. Calyx 2–3 mm. long, lobes 0.5–0.75 mm. long, subtruncate, apiculate, sparsely scabridulous. Corolla 15.5–20 mm. long, externally puberulent, white to very pale pink. Style 7–13 mm. long. Capsule c. 4 x 2.5 mm., dark brown.
From FZ, Vol 8, Part 2, (1990) Author: D. Philcox
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Notes: R.E.Fries in Wiss. Ergebn. Schwed. Rhod.-Kongo-Exped. 1911-1912: 290 (1916).
Only known from northern Zambia; Red data status: VU D2.
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Habitat: Swamps and dambos
Altitude range: 1290 - 1525 m
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Worldwide distribution: Only known from northern Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,N
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 153 - 154. (Includes a picture).

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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: Micrargeriella aphylla.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=224280, retrieved 23 April 2024

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