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Derivation of specific name

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ueleensis: of the Uele River in DR congo, where the type specimen was found.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Acanthus ueleensis De Wild. Flora of Mozambique website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=184560
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Mark Hyde
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Bart Wursten
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Petra Ballings
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Description

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Perennial herb, up to c. 1 m tall, rarely taller, growing from a creeping rhizome. Leaves elliptic to obovate in outline, up to 30 cm long, varying from unlobed with remote, spiny teeth to deeply lobed with oblong to triangular spine-tipped lobes; surface rough with scattered stiff, bulbous-based hairs; petiole up to 2.5 cm long; stipule-like samll interpetiolar leaves absent. Inflorescences solitary, terminal, usually 3-15 cm long; bracts, green or purple-tipped, elliptic-obovate, more or less densely puperulous, 2.5-4.7 cm long; apical part, triangular, spine-tipped, with 4-12 large and small teeth each side. Flowers more or less pale pink to mauve. Capsule c. 2.5 cm long.
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Acanthus ueleensis De Wild. Flora of Mozambique website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=184560
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
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Worldwide distribution

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DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia(?).
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Acanthus ueleensis De Wild. Flora of Mozambique website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=184560
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
original
visit source
partner site
Flora of Zimbabwe