Coleotrype natalensis C.B. Clarke

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Coleotrype natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Swynnerton Memorial to main road, Chirinda Forest

Coleotrype natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Swynnerton Memorial to main road, Chirinda Forest

Coleotrype natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Swynnerton Memorial to main road, Chirinda Forest

Coleotrype natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Swynnerton Memorial to main road, Chirinda Forest

Coleotrype natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Swynnerton Memorial to main road, Chirinda Forest

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Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with sub-erect to ascending stems up to 80 cm tall, rooting at the lower nodes. Leaves alternate, sheathing at the base, spreading, oblong, up to c. 10 × 2 cm; margin often purple or red. Flowers in the upper leaf axils, opening consecutively, sessile, piercing through the leaf-sheaths. Corolla subequally 3-lobed (see note below), violet-purple. Stamens 6; filaments bearded.
Notes: The flowers are short-lived wilting by late morning. The flowers in the photos were already going over and misleadingly appear 2-lipped.
Derivation of specific name: natalensis: of Natal, South Africa
Habitat: In moist areas or sandy clearings in forest.
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Monday 27 February 2012
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 50. (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 86.

Obermeyer, A.A. & Faden, R.B. (1985). Commelinaceae Flora of Southern Africa 4(2) Pages 49 - 50. (Includes a picture).

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 340 - 341. (Includes a picture).


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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Coleotrype natalensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Coleotrype natalensis
Ispot Southern Africa : Coleotrype natalensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Coleotrype natalensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Coleotrype natalensis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Coleotrype natalensis
Tropicos: Coleotrype natalensis
West African Plants database: Coleotrype natalensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Coleotrype natalensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=112870, retrieved 25 August 2016

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