Limosella maior Diels

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Limosella maior

Photo: Mark Hyde
Imire, between Bush Camp and stream

Limosella maior

Photo: Mark Hyde
Imire, between Bush Camp and stream

Limosella maior

Photo: Mark Hyde
Imire, between Bush Camp and stream

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Synonyms: Limosella major Diels
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Status: Native
Description:
Tufted perennial herb, sometimes stoloniferous. Leaves 2.5-4.5 cm, spathulate to oblong, narrowed below into a stout petiole. Pedicels 1.5-5 cm, erect in flower, deflexed in fruit. Calyx lobes triangular-ovate. Corolla c. 5 mm long, lilac- or bluish-white. Capsule broadly ovoid to subglobose.
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Habitat: On the muddy edges of lakes and streams and in shallow running or standing water
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Worldwide distribution: Eritrea, DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Images last updated: Friday 22 August 2014
Literature:

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 73 - 75. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 104.


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African Plant Database: Limosella maior
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Limosella maior
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Limosella maior
Ispot Southern Africa : Limosella maior
JSTOR Plant Science: Limosella maior
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Limosella maior
Tropicos: Limosella maior
West African Plants database: Limosella maior


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: Limosella maior.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=151330, retrieved 26 August 2016

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