Tinnea zambesiaca Baker

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Tinnea zambesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road between Zebra Ranger Camp and Bela Vista old hotel site, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Tinnea zambesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road between Zebra Ranger Camp and Bela Vista old hotel site, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Tinnea zambesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road between Zebra Ranger Camp and Bela Vista old hotel site, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Tinnea zambesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road between Zebra Ranger Camp and Bela Vista old hotel site, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Tinnea zambesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road between Zebra Ranger Camp and Bela Vista old hotel site, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Tinnea zambesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road between Zebra Ranger Camp and Bela Vista old hotel site, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

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Status: Native
Description:
Shrubby herb up to 2 m high; stems sparsely hairy or pubescent with whitish or purplish hairs and scattered sessile glands. Leaves mostly lanceolate to ovate, rarely elliptic, 2-6 cm long, rough-hairy above, greyish hairy or almost hairless beneath; petiole 2-10 mm long. Inflorescence more or less distinct, up to 30 cm long, sometimes longer; verticils up to 40 mm apart, usually secund with up to 7 flowers in the axils of the lower bracts; bracts greenish purple, up to c. 2 cm long, much smaller than the leaves. Flowering calyx brown to dark purple, more or less densely covered with white to violet hairs; fruiting calyx brown to purple, up to 2 cm long, swollen, spitting into 2 parts. Corolla 25-25 mm long, deep reddish-brown to dark blackish-purple.
Notes: This species is best distinguished from Tinnea rhodesiana by the more or less distinct terminal inflorescence with verticils subtended by bracts much smaller than the foliage leaves.
Derivation of specific name: zambesiaca: of the Zambezi region
Habitat: Miombo and mixed woodland, wooded grassland, along stream sides and on rocky outcrops.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
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Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 27 December 2015
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 272.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 16 - 17.


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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: Tinnea zambesiaca.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149180, retrieved 1 July 2016

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