Plectranthus hereroensis Engl.

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Plectranthus hereroensis

Photo: Bart Wursten

Plectranthus hereroensis

Photo: Bart Wursten

Plectranthus hereroensis

Photo: Bart Wursten

Plectranthus hereroensis

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Synonyms: Coleus myrianthus (Briq.) Brenan
Plectranthus myrianthus Briq.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
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.
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
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Images last updated: Sunday 24 June 2012

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 29.

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, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Plectranthus hereroensis., retrieved 17 January 2018

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