Scutellaria schweinfurthii Briq.
subsp. paucifolia (Baker) A.J. Paton

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Scutellaria schweinfurthii subsp. paucifolia

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Synonyms: Scutellaria paucifolia Baker
Common names: Purple banner (English)
Status: Native
Perennial herb with annual stems, up to 40 cm, growing from a woody rootstock. The mauve to deep purple flowers are held by a dish-shaped upper calyx lobe.
Derivation of specific name: schweinfurthii: named after Dr Georg August Schweinfurth (1836-1925), german botanical collector and taxonomist.
Habitat: Grassland, edges of woodland and dry vleis.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 1600 m
Flowering time:Aug - Nov
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 150 - 151. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 192. (Includes a picture).

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 25 - 28. (Includes a picture).

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 104, plate 142

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 114.


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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: Scutellaria schweinfurthii subsp. paucifolia., retrieved 5 December 2016

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