Aeollanthus ukamensis Gürke

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Aeollanthus ukamensis

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Aeollanthus ukamensis

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Synonyms: Aeollanthus cameronii Burkill
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Small annual herb with ascending, fleshy reddish-purple stems, up to 40 cm. Leaves opposite, ovate to elliptic, up to 60 × 20 mm but usually much smaller; margins shallowly to deeply crenate, rarely appearing pinnatifid. Inflorescence a lax panicle. Flowers often one-sided on the inflorescence branches. Corolla deep purple, violet or bluish; upper lip more or less 4-lobed marked with darker dots; lower lip slightly concave to boat-shaped.
Derivation of specific name: ukamensis: of the Ukami area in central Tanzania, where the type was collected.
Habitat: On rocks and in cracks amongst rocks
Altitude range: (metres) 1600 m
Flowering time:May
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Friday 30 March 2007

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 304 - 306. (Includes a picture).

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

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 ukamensis., retrieved 24 October 2016

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