Micrargeria filiformis (Schumach. & Thonn.) Hutch. & Dalziel

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Micrargeria filiformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Below dam wall, Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Status: Native
Slender, erect, annual herb, 30-80 cm. Leaves opposite, filiform to linear, 1-3 cm long. Flowers usually opposite, usually white to pale pink, sometimes darker, short-lived, falling by the afternoon.
Derivation of specific name: filiformis: filiform, thread-like
Habitat: In vleis, swamps and other damp places.
Altitude range: 490 - 1800 m
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa from the Sudan south to Angola and Zimbabwe; also in West Africa
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
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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 78. Under Scrophulariaceae

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 151 - 154. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Micrargeria filiformis
Flora of Mozambique: Micrargeria filiformis
Flora of Zambia: Micrargeria filiformis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Micrargeria filiformis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Micrargeria filiformis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Micrargeria filiformis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Micrargeria filiformis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Micrargeria filiformis
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iNaturalist: Micrargeria filiformis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Micrargeria filiformis
JSTOR Plant Science: Micrargeria filiformis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Micrargeria filiformis
Plants of the World Online: Micrargeria filiformis
Tropicos: Micrargeria filiformis
Wikipedia: Micrargeria filiformis

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: Micrargeria filiformis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=151870, retrieved 25 April 2024

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