Chascanum pinnatifidum (L.f.) E. Mey.
var. pinnatifidum

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Chascanum pinnatifidum var. pinnatifidum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Birchenough Bridge-Masvingo Rd to Lake Kyle Recreational Park entrance gate

Chascanum pinnatifidum var. pinnatifidum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Birchenough Bridge-Masvingo Rd to Lake Kyle Recreational Park entrance gate

Chascanum pinnatifidum var. pinnatifidum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Birchenough Bridge-Masvingo Rd to Lake Kyle Recreational Park entrance gate

Chascanum pinnatifidum var. pinnatifidum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Birchenough Bridge-Masvingo Rd to Lake Kyle Recreational Park entrance gate

Chascanum pinnatifidum var. pinnatifidum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Birchenough Bridge-Masvingo Rd to Lake Kyle Recreational Park entrance gate

Chascanum pinnatifidum var. pinnatifidum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Thabalala Nature Reserve, Bulawayo

Chascanum pinnatifidum var. pinnatifidum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tshabalala Nature Reserve, Bulawayo

Chascanum pinnatifidum var. pinnatifidum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tshabalala Nature Reserve, Bulawayo

Chascanum pinnatifidum var. pinnatifidum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tshabalala Nature Reserve, Bulawayo

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Synonyms: Bouchea pinnatifida (L.f.) Schauer
Buchnera pinnatifida L.f.
Plexipus pinnatifidus (L.f.) R.R. Fern.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Bushy perennial herb, up to c. 60 cm tall, growing from a woody taproot. Most parts puberulous with short stiff, glandular hairs. Stems branching near the base; branches erect or spreading, sometimes slightly 4-angled. Leaves opposite, subsessile or shortly petiolate, bright green, 1-5 cm long, deeply pinnately lobed with lobes mostly narrowly oblong to linear, up to 2 cm long. Inflorescences in terminal spikes, up to 6.5 cm long; bracts 4-5 mm long, linear lanceolate. Calyx 10-14 mm long, straight. Corolla short-lived, cream to yellowish-green; tube slender, 1.8-2.5 cm long, abruptly expanding into a flat, 5-lobed limb.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: pinnatifidum: pinnatifid, referring to the deeply incised leaves.
Habitat: In various types of dry deciduous woodland, open short grassland, on stony hillsides and along margins of pans, mostly in sandy soil.
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 1350 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, North West, Free State, Northern Cape, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E,S
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Images last updated: Monday 8 February 2016
Literature:

Fernandes, R. (2005). Verbenaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(7) Pages 48 - 49. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 119. (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 82.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 110.


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Ispot Southern Africa : Chascanum pinnatifidum
JSTOR Plant Science: Chascanum pinnatifidum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Chascanum pinnatifidum
Tropicos: Chascanum pinnatifidum
West African Plants database: Chascanum pinnatifidum


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: Chascanum pinnatifidum var. pinnatifidum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148780, retrieved 27 July 2016

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