Endostemon tereticaulis (Poir.) M.R. Ashby

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Endostemon tereticaulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chiyire R. bridge, by Mutare to Birchenough Br. rd

Endostemon tereticaulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chiyire R. bridge, by Mutare to Birchenough Br. rd

Endostemon tereticaulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chiyire R. bridge, by Mutare to Birchenough Br. rd

Endostemon tereticaulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

Endostemon tereticaulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

Endostemon tereticaulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
4km before Wengezi junction coming from Chimanimani

Endostemon tereticaulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Zvishavane - Mbalabala road

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Synonyms: Ocimum tereticaule Poir.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent at lower altitudes
Status: Native
Description:
Much-branched perennial herb with densely hairy stems, 20-50 cm tall. Leaves oblanceolate to obovate, covered in soft grey hairs, particularly below; margins crenate. Flowers in axillary clusters; bracts leaf-like; corolla 4-lobed, mauve to deep purple.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: tereticaulis: with a terete or cylindric stem
Habitat: On sandy and gravelly soils in dry open woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: from Senegal to Somalia and south to South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 15 March 2014
Literature:

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 163 - 167. (Includes a picture).

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


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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 tereticaulis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149670, retrieved 30 September 2016

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