Syncolostemon flabellifolius (S. Moore) A.J. Paton

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Syncolostemon flabellifolius

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
North of Muvumodzi canyon, Chimanimani Mts

Syncolostemon flabellifolius

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
North of Muvumodzi canyon, Chimanimani Mts

Syncolostemon flabellifolius

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
North of Muvumodzi canyon, Chimanimani Mts

Syncolostemon flabellifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Saddle above small valley below Nhamudimu, Chimanimani Mts

Syncolostemon flabellifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Saddle above small valley below Nhamudimu, Chimanimani Mts

Syncolostemon flabellifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Muvumodzi Valley at Eastern Lakes, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

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Synonyms: Hemizygia flabellifolia S. Moore
Common names: Shell-leaf (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Leaves opposite, almost round, up to 2.5 × 2.3 cm, densely covered with silvery-grey appressed hairs on both surfaces, veining conspicuous below; margin finely toothed. Flowers in branched terminal heads, white striped or tinged pinkish, 2-lipped and 5-lobed, scented. Fruit of 4 small nutlets, enclosed in the papery remains of the calyx.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Among rocks in the quartzite grasslands and forest margins of the Chimanimani Mts.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Chimanimani Mts, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Although it was listed as Endemic to the Zimbabwe side, the type specimen (Swynnerton 1414, BM,K) is said to be from Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Images last updated: Wednesday 1 July 2009
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 272. As Hemizygia flabellifolia

Paton, A.J. (1997). New records and combinations in Hemizygia and Syncolostemon (Labiatae) Kew Bulletin 53(2) Pages 483 - 484.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 137 - 138. (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. (1964). The endemic species of the Chimanimani Mountains and their significance Kirkia 4 Page 149. as Hemizygia flabellifolia


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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: Syncolostemon flabellifolius.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150120, retrieved 23 July 2016

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