Aeollanthus subacaulis (Baker) Hua & Briq.
var. subacaulis

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Aeollanthus subacaulis var. subacaulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kutsaga

Aeollanthus subacaulis var. subacaulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kutsaga

Aeollanthus subacaulis var. subacaulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kutsaga

Aeollanthus subacaulis var. subacaulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kutsaga

Aeollanthus subacaulis var. subacaulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa, wet valley below Cave

Aeollanthus subacaulis var. subacaulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa, wet valley below Cave

Aeollanthus subacaulis var. subacaulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa, wet valley below Cave

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Synonyms: Aeollanthus rubescens Gürke
Aeollanthus salicifolius Baker
Icomum grandifolium Gill.
Icomum subacaule (Baker) Burkill
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, growing from from a more or less spherical tuberous root. Stems several, erect or ascending, slightly woody near the base. Basal leaves in a rosette, subsessile, elliptic to oblanceolate, rather stiff, sometimes purplish beneath. Leaves along the stems much smaller, alternate scattered, rarely opposite, linear-lanceolate; margins entire or slightly crenate. Inflorescences sparsely branched or spike-like panicles. Bracts like the cauline leaves but somewhat smaller. Flowers white, mauve or pale violet; upper lip 4-lobed with purple lines or dots; lower lip boat-shaped, 3-5 mm long. Stamens shorter than the lower lip.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: subacaulis: more or less without a stem
Habitat: In grassland and woodland, often in damp shallow soil.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 2200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From eastern DRC and southern Tanzania to Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Friday 30 March 2007
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 183. (Includes a picture).

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 300 - 302. (Includes a picture).


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aeollanthus subacaulis
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West African Plants database: Aeollanthus subacaulis


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: Aeollanthus subacaulis var. subacaulis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149620, retrieved 30 September 2016

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