Plectranthus kapatensis (R.E. Fr.) J.K. Morton

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Plectranthus kapatensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Plectranthus kapatensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Plectranthus kapatensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Plectranthus kapatensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Plectranthus kapatensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Plectranthus kapatensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Plectranthus kapatensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

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Synonyms: Coleus kapatensis R.E. Fr.
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Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial, up to 1 m high, growing from a small tuber. Leaves in whorls of three, sessile, elliptic, 2.5-6.5 cm long, sparsely pubescent and with scattered gland dots; margin toothed. Leafy stems usually with axillary whorls of bulbils, 7-15 mm long, covered in short hairs and longer, swollen-based hooked hairs. Plants leafless when flowering. Inflorescences in opposite branches or sometimes in threes; flowers in 1-6-flowered verticels set 1-2 cm apart. Corolla purple or pale blue, 14-20 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: kapatensis: of the Kapata Peninsula, Bangweulu in Zambia, where the type specimen was collected.
Habitat: In miombo woodland, by roadsides and on rocky outcrops
Altitude range: (metres) 800 - 1800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, southern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Images last updated: Saturday 31 May 2014
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 188.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 56.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 242 - 243.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 70.


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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 kapatensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149890, retrieved 1 October 2016

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