Haumaniastrum sericeum (Briq.) A.J. Paton

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Haumaniastrum sericeum

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Haumaniastrum sericeum

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Haumaniastrum sericeum

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Synonyms: Acrocephalus sericeus Briq.
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Status: Native
Perennial herb up to 1.2 m tall. Stems growing from a woody rootstock, ascending to erect, 4-angled, sparsely branched, densely covered in felt-like hairs. Leaves opposite or fascicled with younger leaves, erect or spreading, sessile, linear to narrowly elliptic-obovate, up to 65 × 7 mm, sometimes folded along the midrib, densely covered in felt-like hairs; margin entire to remotely toothed. Flowers in small, 8-10 mm wide heads, together forming corymbose panicles. Corolla pale pink, blue or purple, rarely white.
Derivation of specific name: sericeum: with silky appressed hairs, sericeous
Habitat: Occurring along margins of vleis and damp areas in grassland and woodland, often on sandy soil.
Altitude range: (metres) 1450 - 2000 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Namibia, Central Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Friday 14 August 2009

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Page 174.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Haumaniastrum sericeum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150170, retrieved 24 March 2017

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