Diclis ovata Benth.

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Diclis ovata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Fields' Cottage, Ezulwini, nr Mt Rukotso

Diclis ovata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Fields' Cottage, Ezulwini, nr Mt Rukotso

Diclis ovata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Fields' Cottage, Ezulwini, nr Mt Rukotso

Diclis ovata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path from entrance gate to Great Enclosure, Great Zimbabwe

Diclis ovata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path from entrance gate to Great Enclosure, Great Zimbabwe

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Synonyms: Linaria veronicoides A. Rich.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate or decumbent annual herb. Stem sparsely branched, up to 30 cm, pubescent. Leaves ovate with shallow teeth; glandular hairy, particularly on the major veins below. Flowers solitary, axillary, white with purple markings on the corolla tube and upper lip.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: ovata: ovate or egg-shaped, referring to the leaves
Habitat: A weed of cultivation, riversides and open woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 750 - 2400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From West Africa to Ethiopia, Sudan, south to Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe. Also in Madagascar and Mascarene Islands
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 22 May 2009
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 265.

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 12 - 14. (Includes a picture).


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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: Diclis ovata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150970, retrieved 7 December 2016

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