Leonotis ocymifolia (Burm. f.) Iwarsson
var. ocymifolia

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Leonotis ocymifolia var. ocymifolia

Photo: Mark Hyde
Rydal Court, Ruwa

Leonotis ocymifolia var. ocymifolia

Photo: Mark Hyde
Rydal Court, Ruwa

Leonotis ocymifolia var. ocymifolia

Photo: Mark Hyde
Rydal Court, Ruwa

Leonotis ocymifolia var. ocymifolia

Photo: Mark Hyde
Rydal Court, Ruwa

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Synonyms: Leonotis leonitis R. Br.
Phlomis ocymifolia Burm. f.
Common names:
Frequency: frequent
Status: Native
Perennial herb,often 1-3(5) m tall, often branching from the base, growing from a swollen rootstock. Leaves opposite, petiolate, broadly ovate to almost round, less than 6 cm long, velvety to hairy below; margin crenate-dentate. Flowers in 1-2 subspherical inflorescences per branch, separated by an internode up to 65 mm long. Corolla 32-45 mm long covered in dull to bright orange hairs with a single fringe of hairs inside at the base of the tube. See L. ocymifolia var. raineriana and L. nepetifolia for comparison.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Occurring on rocky outcrops, kopjes, in riverbeds and near evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 960 - 2300 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 22 June 2013

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 148 - 149. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 24.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 74 - 75.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 103, plate 141


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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: Leonotis ocymifolia var. ocymifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149230, retrieved 15 December 2017

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