Hyptis pectinata (L.) Poit.

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Hyptis pectinata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Hyptis pectinata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Hyptis pectinata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Hyptis pectinata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

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Frequency: Occasional
Status: Introduced
Description:
Tall annual herb up to 2 m, with angular stems. Flowers in dense, hairy inflorescences along the upper part of the stem. Flowers small and pink, often hidden in the woolly bracts.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: pectinata: comb-like
Habitat: In damp places such as by streams and dams, sometimes in disturbed sites.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Aug
Worldwide distribution: Native of tropical America and naturalised in tropical Africa and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 106 - 107. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 78.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 112.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 215.


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Flora of Botswana: Hyptis pectinata
Flora of Caprivi: Hyptis pectinata
Flora of Malawi: Hyptis pectinata
Flora of Mozambique: Hyptis pectinata
Flora of Zambia: Hyptis pectinata

External websites:

African Plant Database: Hyptis pectinata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Hyptis pectinata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hyptis pectinata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hyptis pectinata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hyptis pectinata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Hyptis pectinata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hyptis pectinata
Ispot Southern Africa : Hyptis pectinata
JSTOR Plant Science: Hyptis pectinata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hyptis pectinata
Tropicos: Hyptis pectinata
West African Plants database: Hyptis pectinata


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: Hyptis pectinata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149550, retrieved 27 August 2016

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