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Alepidea peduncularis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Alepidea
Species: A. peduncularis
Binomial name
Alepidea peduncularis
A.Rich.

Alepidea peduncularis is an edible perennial herb native to the montane grasslands of East and South Africa.

Growth

The plant bears a flowering stalk about 70 cm in height, and a basal rosette of leaves with distinctively fringed margins[1]. The leaves are edible, and the roots are used in medicine[2].

References

  1. ^ Hyde, Mark; Bart Wursten. "Flora of Zimbabwe". http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143040.  
  2. ^ Grubben, G.J.H. & Denton, O.A. (2004) Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 2. Vegetables. PROTA Foundation, Wageningen; Backhuys, Leiden; CTA, Wageningen.

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