Endostemon obtusifolius (E. Mey. ex Benth.) N.E.Br.

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Endostemon obtusifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Endostemon obtusifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Endostemon obtusifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Endostemon obtusifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path from carpark to Inyangombe Falls

Endostemon obtusifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path from carpark to Inyangombe Falls

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Synonyms: Ocimum obtusifolius E. Mey. ex Benth.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Straggling or erect shrubby perennial herb, up to 1.5 m tall. Leaves more or less broadly ovate, softly hairy on both surfaces; margins crenate-serrate. Flowers in terminal racemes; corolla white with the lower lip not much larger than other lobes and the upper lobe slightly notched.
Notes: E. obtusifolius is superficially similar to Orthosiphon schimperi and often grows in similar habitats but Endostemon differs in the 4-lobed corolla and the ± sessile stamens inserted about the middle of the corolla.
Derivation of specific name: obtusifolius: with obtuse leaves
Habitat: In Brachystegia and Uapaca woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Images last updated: Saturday 7 September 2013
Literature:

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 162 - 164. (Includes a picture).


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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: Endostemon obtusifolius.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149650, retrieved 3 December 2016

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