Pycnostachys de-wildemaniana Robyns & J.-P. Lebrun

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Pycnostachys de-wildemaniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Val D'Or

Pycnostachys de-wildemaniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Val D'Or

Pycnostachys de-wildemaniana

Photo: Mark Hyde
Christon Bank

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Common names: Small hedgehog-flower (English)
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Slender annual herb, 20-60 cm, unbranched or sparingly branched above. Leaves 6-10 × 0.3-0.6 cm, linear, irregularly shallowly dentate, glabrous to sparingly pubescent, densely gland-dotted, tapering to a narrow petiole-like base; apex acute. Inflorescence a dense spike, 1-3 cm. Calyx teeth 5 mm, becoming spiny after flowering. Corolla deep blue, occasionally pale pink to almost white, 4-5 mm.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: On slopes of granite kopjes, in damp soil.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Apr - Jun
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
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Images last updated: Friday 1 April 2016

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 191.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 315 - 317. (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: Pycnostachys de-wildemaniana., retrieved 8 December 2016

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