Syncolostemon oritrephes (Wild) D.F. Otieno

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Syncolostemon oritrephes

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Syncolostemon oritrephes

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Syncolostemon oritrephes

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Hemizygia oritrephes Wild
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Shrubby perennial herb, up to c. 70 cm tall, growing from a woody rootstock. Leaves opposite decussate, closely spaced, sometimes with clusters of young leaves in the upper axils; lamina elliptic, 10-30 mm long, more or less densely covered in silvery-grey hairs; margin entire or subserrate; petiole 1–3 mm long. Inflorescence lax with 6-flowered verticils 1.5–2.5 cm apart; calyx purplish or pink, c. 4 mm long at anthesis, up to 8 mm in fruit. Corolla pink, c. 10 mm long; tube slightly curved, pubescent; lower lip pubescent.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Quartzite grassland on Mt Pheza and elsewhere in the southern Chimanimani Mts.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Chimanimani Mts of Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Images last updated: Saturday 8 October 2011

Wild, H. (1964). The endemic species of the Chimanimani Mountains and their significance Kirkia 4 Pages 149 - 150. as Hemizygia oritrephes


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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 oritrephes., retrieved 1 June 2016

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