Stemodiopsis rivae Engl.

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Stemodiopsis rivae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp

Stemodiopsis rivae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp

Stemodiopsis rivae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp

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Synonyms: Stemodiopsis humilis Skan
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Status: Native
Much-branched perennial herb, up to c. 15 cm tall. Stems 4-angled, procumbent, up to 35 cm long covered in short stiff whitish hairs. Leaves ovate, up to 18 mm long, covered in short stiff whitish hairs; margin coarsely toothed. Flowers solitary in the upper leaf axils; corolla hairy, white, purple in the throat, up to 11 mm long. upper lip c. 3 mm long, triangular-ovate; lower lip c. 4 × 4.5 mm, 3 lobed. Capsule c. 5 mm long, beaked, pale brown, minutely hairy.
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Habitat: In rock crevices.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1450 m
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Worldwide distribution: Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 29 March 2008


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African Plant Database: Stemodiopsis rivae
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JSTOR Plant Science: Stemodiopsis rivae
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Stemodiopsis rivae
Tropicos: Stemodiopsis rivae
West African Plants database: Stemodiopsis rivae

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: Stemodiopsis rivae., retrieved 28 May 2016

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