Aspidoglossum connatum (N.E. Br.) Bullock

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Aspidoglossum connatum

Photo: David Chuba
Near Lake Chila, Mbala, Zambia.

Aspidoglossum connatum

Photo: David Chuba
Near Lake Chila, Mbala, Zambia.

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Synonyms: Schizoglossum connatum N.E. Br.
Schizoglossum vulcanorum Lebrun & TatonĀ 
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Status: Native
Erect perennial herb with annual, simple or sparsely branched stems, up to 90 cm tall. Milky latex presen. Leaves opposite, linear 1.7-9 cm long, hairy or hairless above, hairless beneath except for appressed pubescence on the midrib. Flowers in 3-7-flowered clusters at the nodes. Calyx hairy. Corolla lobes white, cream, yellow or pale to dark purple, thinly hairy, linear 5.5-9 mm long, usually united at the tips forming a cage, sometimes free and more or less spreading. Corona 1-1.5 mm high, greenish, cream or purplish. Follicles slender, c. 6.5 cm long, finely velvety.
Derivation of specific name: connatum: connate or connected; referring to the corolla lobes often uniting at the tips
Habitat: In marshy grassland
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Worldwide distribution: Eastern DRC, southern Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia.
Malawi distribution: C
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Albers, F. & Meve, U. (eds.) (2002). Asclepiadaceae Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants Springer-Verlag Page 12.

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 254 - 255. (Includes a picture).

Kupicha, F.K. (1984). Studies on African Asclepiadaceae Kew Bulletin 38 Page 656. (Includes a picture).

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 19.

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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: Aspidoglossum connatum., retrieved 18 April 2024

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