Asclepias pygmaea N.E. Br.

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Common names:
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Montane grassland.
Altitude range: 1800 - 2500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Southern Tanzania and northern Malawi.
Malawi distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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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 67.

Goyder, D.J. (2001). A revision of the tropical African genus Trachycalymma (K. Schum.) Bullock Kew Bulletin 56 Page 159.

Goyder, D.J. (2009). A synopsis of Asclepias (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae) in tropical Africa Kew Bulletin 64 Page 396.

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 277 - 278.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Asclepias pygmaea
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Wikipedia: Asclepias pygmaea

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: Asclepias pygmaea., retrieved 13 April 2024

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