Species Gomphocarpus fruticosus (Wild cotton)

Biological classification:
  • kingdom: Plantae
  • - phylum: Tracheophyta
  • -- class: Magnoliopsida
  • --- order: Gentianales
  • ---- family: Apocynaceae
  • ----- species: Gomphocarpus fruticosus
Characteristics:herb or shrublet; up to 1,5 m tall; produces milky, poisonous latex; lance-shaped leaves; up to 10 yellow flowers in an axillary umbel; fruit is a heart-shaped, hairy follicle;the seeds have a parachute of long hairs
Ecoregions:
AT1309
Kalahari xeric savanna
Links:
References:Van Rooyen et al. 2001: 180
Date: 2005-02-16
Place: near Corridor Pos 13, Omaheke, Namibia
Creator: Christfried Naumann
Permission: Public Domain
Comments: alternative name: Asclepias fruticosa
Date: 2005-02-16
Place: near Corridor Pos 13, Omaheke, Namibia
Creator: Christfried Naumann
Permission: Public Domain
Comments: alternative name: Asclepias fruticosa
Date: 2005-02-16
Place: near Corridor Pos 13, Omaheke, Namibia
Creator: Christfried Naumann
Permission: Public Domain
Comments: alternative name: Asclepias fruticosa

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