Lippia woodii Moldenke

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Lippia woodii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shambahla, Cumberland Rd, Nyanga

Lippia woodii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shambahla, Cumberland Rd, Nyanga

Lippia woodii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Penhalonga to Small Bridge Dam

Lippia woodii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Penhalonga to Small Bridge Dam

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Synonyms: Lippia wilmsii H. Pearson
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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb or subshrub, up to 1 m high. Stems somewhat 4-angular, mostly annual, except in areas protected from fire. Leaves opposite, rarely 3-whorled, narrowly lanceolate to elliptic, short straight hairs above and on the veins below, gland dots on both surfaces, aromatic when crushed; margins crenulate-serrulate, often entire in the lower third. Inflorescences densely many-flowered. Bracts much longer than the flowers, ovate, pointed, densely pubescent. Corolla cream to pale yellow.
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Habitat: In various types of woodland, grassland, along margins of vleis, in riverine vegetation and along roadsides. Mostly in sandy soils but also in disturbed areas.
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 2200 m
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Worldwide distribution: From Kenya to South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Monday 2 February 2009
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 283.

Fernandes, R. (2005). Verbenaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(7) Pages 39 - 40.

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 82.


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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: Lippia woodii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148740, retrieved 30 September 2016

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