Plectranthus guerkei Briq.

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Plectranthus guerkei

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Plectranthus guerkei

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Plectranthus guerkei

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Plectranthus guerkei

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

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Synonyms: Geniosporum paniculatum Baker
Hyptis baumii G├╝rke
Neohyptis paniculata (Baker) J.K. Morton
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb 0.5-1.5 m tall with sparsely branched, 4-angled stems arising from a creeping rhizome. Leaves deflexed, with clusters of young leaves in the axils, more or less narrowly ovate or elliptic, 10-20 mm, sparsely pubescent, glandular-punctate; margin serrate, weakly rolled under; petiole 0-1 mm long. Inflorescences mostly on lateral shoots, condensed with 6-10-flowered verticils. Flowers white or pale pink, 3 mm long, pubescent on lobes and tube with pale sessile glands.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In wet grassland and swamps.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Fairl. y widespread in tropical Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Monday 25 July 2016
Literature:

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 259 - 260.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 78. as Neohyptis paniculata


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Plectranthus guerkei
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Plectranthus guerkei.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149730, retrieved 20 September 2017

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