Orthosiphon schimperi Benth.

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Orthosiphon schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cnr Lanner / Teviotdale Aves, Borrowdale Common

Orthosiphon schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cnr Lanner / Teviotdale Aves, Borrowdale Common

Orthosiphon schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Entrance road just outside Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Orthosiphon schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Entrance road just outside Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Orthosiphon schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Entrance road just outside Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Orthosiphon schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Entrance road just outside Lake Chivero Recreational Park

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Synonyms: Orthosiphon coloratus Vatke
Orthosiphon rubicundus sensu auct. non (D. Don) Benth.
Plectranthus rubicundus D.Don
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, up to 60 cm. Leaves ovate-lanceolate with dentate margins. Inflorescences terminal with most parts purple, covered in whitish hairs. Flowers white or mauve with a distinct lip and dark circular marks in the throat.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: schimperi: named after Wilhelm Schimper, explorer and collector, particularly in Ethiopia.
Habitat: In grassy areas in open woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Saturday 14 January 2006
Literature:

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 148 - 150. (Includes a picture).


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African Plant Database: Orthosiphon schimperi
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Orthosiphon schimperi
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Orthosiphon schimperi
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Orthosiphon schimperi
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Orthosiphon schimperi
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Orthosiphon schimperi
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Orthosiphon schimperi
Ispot Southern Africa : Orthosiphon schimperi
JSTOR Plant Science: Orthosiphon schimperi
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Orthosiphon schimperi
Tropicos: Orthosiphon schimperi
West African Plants database: Orthosiphon schimperi


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: Orthosiphon schimperi.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150420, retrieved 10 December 2016

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