Antherotoma senegambiensis (Guill. & Perr.) Jacq.-Fél.
var. senegambiensis

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Antherotoma senegambiensis var. senegambiensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Antherotoma senegambiensis var. senegambiensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Antherotoma senegambiensis var. senegambiensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Antherotoma senegambiensis var. senegambiensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Antherotoma senegambiensis var. senegambiensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa

Antherotoma senegambiensis var. senegambiensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa

Antherotoma senegambiensis var. senegambiensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa

Antherotoma senegambiensis var. senegambiensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa

Antherotoma senegambiensis var. senegambiensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa

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Synonyms: Dissotis senegambiensis (Guill. & Perr.) Triana var. senegambiensis
Osbeckia senegambiensis Guill. & Perr.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Much-branched annual or perennial herb with somewhat scrambling habit, up to 2 m tall. Stems 4-angled, pale green to dull red, more or less densely covered with spreading bristly hairs up to 7 mm long, even longer at the nodes. Leaves opposite, up to 9 × 2.5 cm, more or less narrowly ovate-lanceolate to elliptic-oblong, light green on both surfaces or darker above, appressed hairy, 3-5-veined from the base; margin entire to finely crenate with long spreading bristly hairs; petiole 2-10 mm, hairy. Flowers in terminal and axillary clusters; calyx with long spreading bristly hairs; petals up to 17 × 13 mm, pale to bright purple; stamens all similar, yellow.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: senegambiensis: of Senegambia (now Senegal and Gambia) in West-Africa, where the type specimen was found.
Habitat: Along river banks, forest margins and in grassland, often in moist places.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Tropical Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Friday 16 September 2011
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 208. as Dissotis senegambiensis

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Melastomataceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 268. As Dissotis senegambiensis senegambiensis under different formas

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 120. as Dissotis senegambiensis var. senegambiensis


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Antherotoma senegambiensis var. senegambiensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142510, retrieved 18 November 2017

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