Diclis tenella Hemsl.

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Diclis tenella

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope above upper Nhamassa Valley, Mt Gorongosa

Diclis tenella

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope above upper Nhamassa Valley, Mt Gorongosa

Diclis tenella

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope above upper Nhamassa Valley, Mt Gorongosa

Diclis tenella

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Diclis tenella

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Diclis tenella

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau Southwest of Tsungudzi river crossing, Chimanimani Mts.

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Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate or creeping annual herb. Stems much branched, up to 25 cm long, with soft spreading hairs. Leaves broadly ovate, triangular or almost round with long hairs on both surfaces; margin coarsely toothed. Flowers solitary, axillary, white to pale mauve with purple and yellow spots in the throat; corolla with a curved spur c. 6 mm long; upper lip small 2-lobed; lower lip large with 3 spreading lobes, mid-lobe largest.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: tenella: very soft, tender
Habitat: In the shelter of overhanging rocks and at the entrances of caves, both in grassland and forest
Altitude range: (metres) 850 - 1900 m
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
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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. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 176.


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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 tenella.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150990, retrieved 27 June 2016

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