Androcymbium roseum Engl.

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Androcymbium roseum

Photo: Douglas Laing
Kafue District, Lusaka W 13km Nosarka's farm.

Androcymbium roseum

Photo: Mike Bingham
Kafue District, Lusaka W 13km Nosarka's farm.

Androcymbium roseum

Photo: Mike Bingham
Kafue District, Lusaka W 13km Nosarka's farm.

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Synonyms: Androcymbium gramineum Auct.
Common names:
Status: Native
Herb occurring in closely spaced communities. Corm subglobose, with dark brown or black tunic, set 5-8 cm below ground. No stem above ground. Leaves numerous, forming a rosette, ovate at base, with a long acumen. Bracts pale pink and white. Flowers c. 4 in a congested head. Ovary with 3 carpels.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Short grassland, drying up pans
Flowering time:Jun - Jul
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa and Zambia.
Botswana distribution: N,SE
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Endemic status:
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Bolnick, D. (2007). A Guide to the Common Wild Flowers of Zambia and Neighbouring Regions Revised Edition. WECS, Lusaka, Zambia Page 63. Illustration as Androcymbium gramineum (Includes a picture).

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

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 117.

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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 Botswana: Species information: Androcymbium roseum., retrieved 25 June 2024

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