Crabbea zambiana Vollesen

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Crabbea zambiana

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Feb 2009
Photo: Lari Merret

Crabbea zambiana

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Feb 2009
Photo: Lari Merret

Crabbea zambiana

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Mar 2012
Photo: Lari Merret

Crabbea zambiana

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Mar 2012
Photo: Lari Merret

Crabbea zambiana

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Mar 2013
Photo: Lari Merret

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Status: Native
Description:
Rhizomatous acaulescent or sub-acaulescent perennial herb; aerial stems absent or up to 1 cm long. Leaves in 3-5 decussate pairs appressed to ground, largest 14-19 x 4.5-6 cm, more than three times as long as wide. Inflorescence a capitulum 1.5-3 cm across on a peduncle 0-5 mm long.
Differs from C. kaessneri in the larger, narrow leaves, narrower bristly bracts, smaller calyx and smaller corolla lobes.
Type location:
Zambia, Kundabwika Falls
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Habitat: Miombo woodland and dry riverine forest
Altitude range: 1000 - 1450 m
Flowering time:Feb - Apr
Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Mc
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Endemic status: Endemic
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Content last updated: Thursday 18 May 2017
Literature:

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 18 - 19.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crabbea zambiana
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Crabbea zambiana
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Crabbea zambiana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Crabbea zambiana
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Crabbea zambiana
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Crabbea zambiana
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Crabbea zambiana
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Crabbea zambiana
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crabbea zambiana
Ispot Southern Africa: Crabbea zambiana
JSTOR Plant Science: Crabbea zambiana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crabbea zambiana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crabbea zambiana
The Plant List (version 1.1): Crabbea zambiana
Tropicos: Crabbea zambiana


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Crabbea zambiana.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=221950, retrieved 24 June 2017

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