Plectranthus hereroensis Engl.

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Plectranthus hereroensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Plectranthus hereroensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Plectranthus hereroensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Plectranthus hereroensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

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Synonyms: Coleus myrianthus (Briq.) Brenan
Plectranthus myrianthus Briq.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Tall annual or weakly perennial herb up to 1.2 m, sometimes taller. Leaves ovate to ovate-triangular; undersurface with reddish or brown gland dots. Inflorescences terminal, tall and many-flowered. Flowers pale to deep blue, rarely white.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: hereroensis: from Hereroland in Namibia, inhabited by the Herero people
Habitat: On rocky, wooded hillsides.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Dec - Jun
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Sunday 24 June 2012
Literature:

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 341. (Includes a picture).

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 256 - 257.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 79.


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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: Plectranthus hereroensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149870, retrieved 28 August 2016

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