Plectranthus djalonensis (A. Chev.) A.J Paton

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Plectranthus djalonensis

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Plectranthus djalonensis

Photo: Mark Hyde

Plectranthus djalonensis

Photo: Mark Hyde

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Synonyms: Englerastrum djalonense A. Chev.
Englerastrum schweinfurthii Briq.
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Status: Native
Annual or perennial herb. Stems up to 60 cm, erect or decumbent. Leaves: petiole up to 20 mm; lamina 30-50 × 15-25 mm, ovate to ovate-oblong, subglabrous; base obtuse, shortly decurrent on petiole; apex acute to obtuse; margin shallowly crenate. Inflorescences 25-70 mm, racemose or sparingly branched, borne on long peduncles, slender, terminal or axillary along almost the entire length of the stem. Calyx 3 mm at fruiting stage, pilose; teeth 1 mm, triangular. Corolla 5 mm, mottled blue and white.
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Habitat: By streams and rivers, often in muddy places.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Images last updated: Wednesday 2 November 2005

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 215. as Englerastrum schweinfurthii


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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 djalonensis., retrieved 28 May 2016

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