Aeollanthus buchnerianus Briq.

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Aeollanthus buchnerianus

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Castleburn Cliffs, Vumba

Aeollanthus buchnerianus

Photo: Bart Wursten

Aeollanthus buchnerianus

Photo: Bart Wursten

Aeollanthus buchnerianus

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Synonyms: Aeollanthus canescens Gürke
Aeollanthus njassae Gürke
Aeollanthus nyikensis Baker
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Perennial herb or subshrub. Stems 1-several, erect or ascending. Leaves opposite with a long petiole. Inflorescence a lax panicle; branches with alternately 1-2 flowers at each node. Upper lip of the calyx as long as the lower lip. Corolla tube 2-4 mm, lower lip distinctly hooded at the apex, 2 reflexed lobes near the base.
Derivation of specific name: buchnerianus: After J.G. Buchner, German naturalist who collected the type specimen in Angola
Habitat: In shallow soil pockets on rocks, often in shaded or humid places.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 2400 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, DRC, Tanzania, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Friday 16 September 2011

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 144 - 145. as Aeollanthus njassae (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 317. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 77.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 111.


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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Aeollanthus buchnerianus., retrieved 27 May 2016

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