Orbea caudata (N.E. Br.) Bruyns
subsp. rhodesiaca (L.C. Leach) Bruyns

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Orbea caudata subsp. rhodesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam, near camp site

Orbea caudata subsp. rhodesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam, near camp site

Orbea caudata subsp. rhodesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Orbea caudata subsp. rhodesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Orbea caudata subsp. rhodesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Orbea caudata subsp. rhodesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Kyle Recreational Park

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Synonyms: Caralluma caudata N.E. Br.
Orbeopsis caudata N.E. Br.) L.C. Leach subsp. rhodesiaca (L.C. Leach) L.C. Leach
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Low-growing succulent perennial. A dwarf form has been recorded from the lower Save Valley. Branches greyish-green, mottled darker green with long softly spine-like teeth. Flowers star-shaped, 6-10 cm in diameter with corolla tapering to a long point, lemon-yellow, spotted with purple; lobes often fringed with paddle-shaped purple hairs.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: caudata: abruptly ending in a long tail-like tip;
rhodesiaca: of rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
Habitat: In areas of granite kopjes, growing in leaf litter under trees
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, northern Botswana and Caprivi-Namibia.
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Literature:

Bruyns, P.V. (2002). Monograph of Orbea and Ballyanthus (Apocynaceae-Asclepiadoideae-Ceropegieae) Systematic Botany Monographs 63 Pages 102 - 106. (Includes a picture).

Bruyns, P.V. (2005). Stapeliads of Southern Africa and Madagascar Volume I Umdaus Press, Hatfield, South Africa Pages 257 - 259. (Includes a picture).

Bruyns, P.V. (2014). The Apocynaceae of Namibia Strelitzia 34 SANBI, Pretoria, South Africa Pages 116 - 117.

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 27.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 162.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 74. (Includes a picture).

Leach, L.C. (1978). A contribution towards a new classification of Stapelieae (Asclepiadaceae) with a preliminary review of Orbea Haw. and descriptions of three new genera Excelsa Taxonomic Series No. 1 Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe Page 68. as Orbeopsis caudata subsp. rhodesiaca

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.

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Flora of Botswana: Orbea caudata subsp. rhodesiaca
Flora of Zimbabwe: Orbea caudata subsp. rhodesiaca

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Orbea caudata
African Plant Database: Orbea caudata
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Orbea caudata
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Orbea caudata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Orbea caudata
Plants of the World Online: Orbea caudata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Orbea caudata
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Wikipedia: Orbea caudata


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 Caprivi: Species information: Orbea caudata subsp. rhodesiaca.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146670, retrieved 8 December 2019

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