Margaretta rosea Oliv.
subsp. orbicularis (N.E. Br) Goyder

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Synonyms: Margaretta orbicularis K. Schum.
Margaretta pulchella Schltr.
Common names:
Status: Native
See subsp. whytei for general details. This subspecies differs in the orbicular upper part of the corona, abruptly narrowing into the petal-like claw.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Seasonally inundated, often burnt grassland.
Altitude range: 400 - 1600 m
Flowering time:Mostly Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Southwestern Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Shaba DRC.
Malawi distribution: N,C
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Binns, B. (1968). A First Check List of the Herbaceous Flora of Malawi The Government Printer, Zomba, Malawi Page 21. as Margaretta orbicularis

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 73. as Margaretta rosea subsp. bidens (Includes a picture).

Goyder, D.J. (2005). Infraspecific variation in Margaretta rosea Oliv. (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae) Kew Bulletin 60(1) Pages 89 - 92.

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 281 - 283. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Zambia: Margaretta rosea subsp. orbicularis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Margaretta rosea
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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: Margaretta rosea subsp. orbicularis., retrieved 29 November 2023

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