Manulea parviflora Benth.
var. parviflora

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Manulea parviflora var. parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
World's View, Nyanga

Manulea parviflora var. parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
World's View, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Manulea rhodesiana S. Moore
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Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Perennial herb, up to 1 m. Leaves in a basal rosette with smaller leaves alternate along the stem, linear to narrowly lanceolate; margins entire to sparsely dentate. Flowers in a terminal raceme, dull yellow to orange, rarely purple.
Notes: Formerly, as Manulea rhodesiana, treated as an endemic to Zimbabwe. However, after Hilliard (1994), it is now viewed as a component of M. parviflora var. parviflora, which is widespread in southern Africa.
Derivation of specific name: parviflora: small-flowered
Habitat: Near wet places in grassland along roadsides and as a weed of cultivation.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 2250 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola highlands, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and South Africa (Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal)
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 5 March 2006

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 180. As Manulea parviflora (Includes a picture).

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 35 - 36. As Manulea rhodesiana (Includes a picture).


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Flora of Mozambique: Manulea parviflora var. parviflora

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

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: Manulea parviflora var. parviflora., retrieved 28 October 2016

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