Leucas deflexa Hook. f.
var. deflexa

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Leucas deflexa var. deflexa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tsetsera, Manica, Mozambique.

Leucas deflexa var. deflexa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tsetsera, Manica, Mozambique.

Leucas deflexa var. deflexa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tsetsera, Manica, Mozambique.

Leucas deflexa var. deflexa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tsetsera, Manica, Mozambique.

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Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Description:
Erect sparsely branched herb, up to c. 1 m tall. Stems ribbed hairy. Leaves opposite, elliptic-oblong to ovate, up to c. 11 cm, hairy on both surfaces; margin crenate-serrate except near the base. Calyx deflexed, swollen at the base, 8?-toothed. Flowers in 1-4 spaced, subterminal many flowered spherical heads. Corolla up to 7 mm long, 2-lipped; upper lip transparent; lower lip white, notched. Anthers orange.
Notes: This species is probably rare and very local in Zimbabwe. Only one specimen was found at SRGH (Wild, Exell & Mendonça 189, 4 Feb 1955, Banti Forest). The specimen in the photographs (Ballings & Wursten 888, BR) was found only a few km from the border with Zimbabwe.
Derivation of specific name: deflexa: deflexed
Habitat: In clearings, understorey and margins of montane evergreen forest.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread throughout Africa from Cameroon, Congo, Sudan and Ethiopia to Angola, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Sunday 27 July 2008
Literature:

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 53 - 54.


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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: Leucas deflexa var. deflexa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149270, retrieved 27 June 2016

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