Afrosciadium eylesii (C. Norman) P.J.D. Winter

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Afrosciadium eylesii

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Afrosciadium eylesii

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Afrosciadium eylesii

Photo: Mark Hyde

Afrosciadium eylesii

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Synonyms: Peucedanum eylesii C. Norman
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Status: Native
Robust perennial up to 2.5 m tall. Leaves 2-3-pinnate with ultimate segments linear-lanceolate, 6-15 mm wide; margin regularly serrate, less often irregularly cut; petiole with large basal sheaths, hairless or almost so. Umbels terminal and lateral. Rays 10-15, smooth. Bracts and bracteoles small linear. Petals greenish-yellow. Fruit oblong to elliptic, strongly flattened, slightly emarginate at the base. Stylopodium more or less free.
Derivation of specific name: eylesii: named after Frederick Eyles (1864 - 1937)
Habitat: In vleis and marshy areas
Altitude range: 1500 - 2400 m
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Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and possibly also in Tanzania and DRC.
Malawi distribution: N,C
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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 63. as Peucedanum eylesii

Cannon, J.F.M. (1978). Apiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 611. As Peucedanum eylesii

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 24. As Peucedanum eylesii

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 18. as Peucedanum eylesii

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 23.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 42. as Peucedanum eylesii

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Afrosciadium eylesii., retrieved 22 April 2024

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