Antherothamnus pearsonii N.E. Br.

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Antherothamnus pearsonii

Photo: Peta-Ann Ditchburn
Near Efifi Picnic site, Matobo National Park

Antherothamnus pearsonii

Photo: Peta-Ann Ditchburn
Near Efifi Picnic site, Matobo National Park

Antherothamnus pearsonii

Photo: Peta-Ann Ditchburn
Near Efifi Picnic site, Matobo National Park

Antherothamnus pearsonii

Photo: Peta-Ann Ditchburn
Near Efifi Picnic site, Matobo National Park

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Synonyms: Antherothamnus rigidus (L. Bolus) E. Phillips
Selaginastrum rigidum (L. Bolus) Schinz & Thell.
Sutera rigida L. Bolus
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Bushy, glabrous shrub to 3 m. Leaves 3-5(-10) × 1-1.5(-3.5) mm, alternate or borne in fascicles, obovate, slightly fleshy, shortly glandular-hairy when young, becoming glabrous; minutely dark-punctate; base cuneate; apex obtuse. Racemes 1-1.5 cm long, bearing alternate, pedicellate flowers. Calyx lobes linear, obtuse. Corolla white with a yellow throat; tube 2.5-4 mm long, narrowly funnel-shaped; lobes ± circular, the lower pair smaller. Capsule ovoid.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: pearsonii: named for Professor H.H.W. Pearson who found the type specimen during the Percy Sladen Memorial Expedition in Namibia in 1908-1909
Habitat: Rocky hillsides
Altitude range: (metres) 960 - 1220 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa (Limpopo and Northwest Provinces)
Zimbabwe distribution: W
Growth form(s): Shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Images last updated: Sunday 17 February 2013
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 273.

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 20 - 23. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 102.


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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: Antherothamnus pearsonii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=151040, retrieved 13 December 2017

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