Pachycarpus concolor E. Mey.
subsp. concolor

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Pachycarpus concolor subsp. concolor

Photo: Bart Wursten
On the ancient terracing on Nyahokwe Hill, Nyanga

Pachycarpus concolor subsp. concolor

Photo: Bart Wursten
On the ancient terracing on Nyahokwe Hill, Nyanga

Pachycarpus concolor subsp. concolor

Photo: Bart Wursten
On the ancient terracing on Nyahokwe Hill, Nyanga

Pachycarpus concolor subsp. concolor

Photo: Bart Wursten
On the ancient terracing on Nyahokwe Hill, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Asclepias concolor (E. Mey.) Schltr.
Gomphocarpus concolor (E. Mey.) Decne.
Xysmalobium concolor (E.Mey.) D. Dietr.
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Description:
Perennial herb with annual stems, growing from a cylindric vertical tuber. Stem 1-several, erect or procumbent, usually unbranched, sometimes branching near the base, up to 1 m tall, densely pubescent with spreading white or rusty hairs. Leaves opposite, spreading, shortly petiolate, linear to narrowly lanceolate or lanceolate to ovate, up to 16 × 4 cm, with slightly rough spreading white or rusty hairs on both surfaces; margin with minute crisped or rough hairs. Inflorescences terminal and extra-axillary, 1-7-flowered, scented erect umbels. Corolla spreading to broadly campanulate, reddish-brown and densely pubescent outside, white, cream or pale green with or without purple-brown markings, hairless or minutely papillate inside. Lobes up to 18 × 13 mm, broadly ovate. Corona lobes arising from the base of the staminal column, basal part swollen with 2 erect teeth, apical part ligulate or slightly spathulate, up to c. 10 mm long, erect or curved in over the staminal column. Follicle erect on a twisted pedicel, up to 12 × 3 cm, fusiform, usually not inflated, with 6 narrow longitudinal ridges.
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Derivation of specific name: concolor: of one colour
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Flowering time:Oct - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa.
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Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 28. As Pachycarpus concolor

Goyder, D.J. (1998). A revision of Pachycarpus E. Mey. in tropical Africa with notes on the genus in southern Africa Kew Bulletin 53 Pages 351 - 355. (Includes a picture).

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.

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

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pachycarpus concolor
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Pachycarpus concolor
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Pachycarpus concolor subsp. concolor.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145750, retrieved 13 November 2019

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