Plectranthus shirensis (G├╝rke) A.J. Paton

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Plectranthus shirensis

Photo: Mark Hyde

Plectranthus shirensis

Photo: Mark Hyde

Plectranthus shirensis

Photo: Mark Hyde

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Synonyms: Solenostemon shirensis (Gürke) Codd
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Status: Native
Herbaceous shrub, up to c. 1.2m tall. Flowers mauve.
Derivation of specific name: shirensis: of the Shire area in southern Malawi
Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 154 - 155. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 115. as Solenostemon shirensis


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African Plant Database: Plectranthus shirensis
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Plectranthus shirensis
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West African Plants database: Plectranthus shirensis

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 shirensis., retrieved 27 May 2016

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