Argemone ochroleuca Sweet
subsp. ochroleuca

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Argemone ochroleuca subsp. ochroleuca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Between Malangalanga and Area 3, Lilongwe

Argemone ochroleuca subsp. ochroleuca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Between Malangalanga and Area 3, Lilongwe

Argemone ochroleuca subsp. ochroleuca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Between Malangalanga and Area 3, Lilongwe

Argemone ochroleuca subsp. ochroleuca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hysteria Lane, Area 3, Lilongwe

Argemone ochroleuca subsp. ochroleuca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hysteria Lane, Area 3, Lilongwe

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Synonyms: Argemone mexicana L. subsp. ochroleuca (Sweet) Schwarzb.
Common names: White-flowered mexican poppy (English)
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Description:
Description as for Argemone mexicana but the flowers are pale yellow or cream-coloured.
Notes: Plants with bright yellow or cream-coloured flowers were previously treated as forms of Argemone mexicana. However, the cream-coloured plants are now referred to as a separate species, namely Argemone ochroleuca Sweet subsp. ochroleuca while the bright yellow plants remain under a more narrowly defined Argemone mexicana.
Derivation of specific name: ochroleuca: yellowish-white.
Habitat: In similar habitats to A. mexicana, namely wasteland, disturbed sites and sandy river beds.
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Worldwide distribution: Mexico.
Malawi distribution: C
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Flora of Botswana: Argemone ochroleuca subsp. ochroleuca
Flora of Caprivi: Argemone ochroleuca subsp. ochroleuca
Flora of Mozambique: Argemone ochroleuca subsp. ochroleuca
Flora of Zambia: Argemone ochroleuca subsp. ochroleuca
Flora of Zimbabwe: Argemone ochroleuca subsp. ochroleuca

External websites:

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


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: Argemone ochroleuca subsp. ochroleuca.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=235280, retrieved 16 April 2024

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