Asclepias foliosa (K. Schum.) Hiern

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Synonyms: Asclepias modesta N.E. Br.
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Status: Native
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Habitat: Brachystegia woodland
Altitude range: 1100 - 2000 m
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Worldwide distribution: Benin, Congo, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Angola.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,S
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Binns, B. (1968). A First Check List of the Herbaceous Flora of Malawi The Government Printer, Zomba, Malawi Page 19. as Asclepias modesta and probably also in error as Trachycalymma pulchellum

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 75. as Trachycalymma foliosum

Goyder, D.J. (2001). A revision of the tropical African genus Trachycalymma (K. Schum.) Bullock Kew Bulletin 56 Pages 153 - 156. as Trachycalymma foliosa (Includes a picture).

Goyder, D.J. (2009). A synopsis of Asclepias (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae) in tropical Africa Kew Bulletin 64 Page 384.

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 271 - 272.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Asclepias foliosa., retrieved 22 September 2023

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