Details of record no: 95639

Cycnium tubulosum (L.f.) Engl.

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Record details:

Date: 17 Feb 1988
Recorder(s):GL Maggs
Collector(s):GL Maggs
Determiner(s):GL Maggs
Location: Caprivi: Nkasa Island: forest 'Island' on bank of Linyandi River.
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Outing code:
Planted code: Not planted
Country: Namibia (Caprivi Strip)
Quarter Degree Square: 1823B3
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FZ Division:
Altitude (metres): 0
Notes: Herb; Notes: Annual herb, 30 cm when in flower; hemiparasite on grass roots. Stems erect, green, slender, terete, glabrous. Leaves opposite, simple, subsessile; lamina lanceolate, apex acute, base cuneate, margin irregularly dentate at base (certain teeth appear as filiform protrubrances especially in older leaves), dull olive-green, up to 80 x 7 mm, glabrous on both surfaces. Flowers in axillary/terminal racemes with paired arrangement, large, showy, up to 30 mm in diameter; penduncles 35-50 cm long. Petals 5, fused (posterior 2; anterior 3), purple-pink but white-cream to yellow in throat, tube abaxially densely pubescent, glandular. Sepals 5, fused, green, glabrous, 8 mm long, persistent and enlarging somewhat around fruit. Pedicel 1 cm long, slender. Fruit bilocular capsule, dehiscing apically, dark brown.
Latitude, Longitude: -18.375000, 23.625000
Location Accuracy Code: 2

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Individual record no: 95639: Cycnium tubulosum., retrieved 29 September 2023

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