Asclepias eminens (Harv.) Schltr.

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Asclepias eminens

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Nr cnr of Lanner and Teviotdale Avenues, Borrowdale Common

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Synonyms: Gomphocarpus eminens Harv.
Stenostelma eminens (Harv.) Bullock
Common names: Large turret flower (English)
Perennial herb, growing from tuberous roots. Stems prostrate or semi-erect; leaves linear. Flowers in terminal inflorescences; petals reflexed, grey-green. Corona lobes overtopping the central column (style tip).
Derivation of specific name: eminens: standing out, referring to the protruding corona.
Flowering time:Nov - Jan
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Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 272 - 273.

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 22. as Stenostelma eminens

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 198. As Stenostelma eminens

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Caprivi: Species information: Asclepias eminens., retrieved 2 February 2023

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