Kanahia laniflora (Forssk.) R. Br.

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Kanahia laniflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Odzi R., nr Hot Springs

Kanahia laniflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Odzi R., nr Hot Springs

Kanahia laniflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Odzi R., nr Hot Springs

Kanahia laniflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near bridge over Matetsi River

Kanahia laniflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near bridge over Matetsi River

Kanahia laniflora

Photo: Petra Ballings
By Mazowe River, between camp and weir, Hippo Pools

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Synonyms: Asclepias laniflora Forssk.
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Description:
Multi-stemmed, shrub-like perennial. Leaves linear, stiff. Flowers in axillary, pedunculate clusters, creamy-white. Corolla lobes fringed with long silvery hairs.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: laniflora: with woolly flowers
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Benin, Cameroon, CAR, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Also in Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 817. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 35.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 23.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 26.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 21.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 25.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 28.

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Flora of Mozambique: Kanahia laniflora
Flora of Zambia: Kanahia laniflora
Flora of Zimbabwe: Kanahia laniflora

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Kanahia laniflora.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145640, retrieved 25 February 2020

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