Pycnostachys stuhlmannii Gürke

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Pycnostachys stuhlmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Below dam wall, Cleveland Dam

Pycnostachys stuhlmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Below dam wall, Cleveland Dam

Pycnostachys stuhlmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Below dam wall, Cleveland Dam

Pycnostachys stuhlmannii

Photo: Lynn Read
Kutsaga

Pycnostachys stuhlmannii

Photo: Mark Hyde
Kutsaga

Pycnostachys stuhlmannii

Photo: Mark Hyde
MacDonald's game park, Ruwa

Pycnostachys stuhlmannii

Photo: Mark Hyde
MacDonald's game park, Ruwa

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Synonyms:
Common names: Vlei hedgehog-flower (English)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Erect aromatic perennial herb, up to c. 1.5 m. Leaves petiolate; lamina 6-12 × 0.3-1.5 cm, linear to narrowly lanceolate, more or less glabrous, densely gland-dotted; apex acute; margin irregularly serrate. Inflorescence a dense spike, 2-4 cm. Calyx sparingly pubescent, green with a purplish tinge; teeth 3-4 mm, spiny. Corolla c. 15 mm, gentian-blue, sometimes tinged greenish.
Notes: A striking species with its blue flowers
Derivation of specific name: stuhlmannii: named after Franz Stuhlmann (1863-1928)
Habitat: In vleis and on damp grassy streambanks.
Altitude range: (metres) 1350 - 1650 m
Flowering time:Mar - May
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 24 May 2006
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 146 - 147. (Includes a picture).

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 319 - 321. (Includes a picture).

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 106, plate 144

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 114.


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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 stuhlmannii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149710, retrieved 30 July 2016

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