Gomphocarpus praticolus (S. Moore) Goyder & Nicholas

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Gomphocarpus praticolus

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Mafinga Mts., Mafinga Distr., Muchinga Province

Gomphocarpus praticolus

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Mafinga Mts., Mafinga Distr., Muchinga Province

Gomphocarpus praticolus

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Mafinga Mts., Mafinga Distr., Muchinga Province

Gomphocarpus praticolus

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Mafinga Mts., Mafinga Distr., Muchinga Province

Gomphocarpus praticolus

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Mafinga Mts., Mafinga Distr., Muchinga Province

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Synonyms: Asclepias friesii Schltr.
Asclepias katangensis S. Moore
Asclepias moorei De Wild.
Asclepias praticola S. Moore
Gomphocarpus praticolus (S. Moore) Goyder & Nicholas
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Frequency:
Status: Native
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Habitat: Upland grassland or open Brachystegia/Uapaca woodland on sandy or rocky ground.
Altitude range: 1500 - 2400 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, southern DRC, southern Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Malawi distribution: N
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 70.

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 300 - 302. (Includes a picture).

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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: Species information: Gomphocarpus praticolus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=185760, retrieved 8 February 2023

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