Crabbea velutina S. Moore

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Crabbea velutina

Photo: Mark Hyde
Christon Bank, near path to warden's house

Crabbea velutina

Photo: Mark Hyde
Christon Bank, near path to warden's house

Crabbea velutina

Photo: Mark Hyde
Christon Bank, near path to warden's house

Crabbea velutina

Photo: Mark Hyde
Christon Bank, near path to warden's house

Crabbea velutina

Photo: Petra Ballings
Along entrance road to Nhambo Cottages, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge.

Crabbea velutina

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road to Nhambo Cottages, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge.

Crabbea velutina

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road to Nhambo Cottages, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge.

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Synonyms: Crabbea reticulata C.B. Clarke
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect or suberect, perennial herb. Leaves winged, petiolate, broadly ovate; margin serrate. Inflorescences densely clustered on peduncles 1-9 cm long. Flowers white with a yellow centre, borne amongst large leaf-like bracts with spiny margins.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: velutina: velvety
Habitat: In many types of woodland, grassland, riverine forest and on rocky hills.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Caprivi-Namibia, Botswana, Eswatini and South Africa.
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Literature:

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 18.

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 13 - 15. (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 13.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 14. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 18.

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 194.

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Flora of Botswana: Crabbea velutina
Flora of Malawi: Crabbea velutina
Flora of Mozambique: Crabbea velutina
Flora of Zambia: Crabbea velutina
Flora of Zimbabwe: Crabbea velutina

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Caprivi: Species information: Crabbea velutina.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153480, retrieved 6 July 2022

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