Lindernia pulchella (Skan) Philcox

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Lindernia pulchella

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Globe Rock, Vumba

Lindernia pulchella

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Globe Rock, Vumba

Lindernia pulchella

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Shambahla, Cumberland Rd, Nyanga

Lindernia pulchella

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Luna Rd, Harare

Lindernia pulchella

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Luna Rd, Harare

Lindernia pulchella

Photo: Bart Wursten
Luna Rd, Harare

Lindernia pulchella

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Domboshawa

Lindernia pulchella

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Domboshawa

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Synonyms: Ilysanthes pulchella Skan
Ilysanthes pulchella Skan subsp. rhodesiana Norlindh
Ilysanthes purpurascens Hutch.
Ilysanthes saxatilis Norlindh
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Small procumbent to erect annual or perennial herb, usually less than 10 cm tall. Stems 4-angled, branching near the base.Leaves opposite, sessile or the lowermost shortly petiolate, elliptic-oblong, mostly 5-10 mm long; margin entire or sparsely crenate-dentate. Leaves and stems with more or less dense short stiff white hairs. Flowers solitary in the leaf axils; pedicels slender, 8-20 mm long. Calyx 3.5-5.5 mm long, with ovate-lanceolate lobes up to 1.5 mm long. Corolla blue, violet, pink or white, 8-14 mm long. Upper lip deeply bifid; lower lip 3-lobed with wavy, ciliate margins. Stamens 2. Capsule cylindric-ellipsoid 5-14 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: pulchella: pretty, beautiful
Habitat: In moist shallow soil patches on rock.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 23 May 2012
Literature:

Fischer, E. (1992). Systematik der afrikanischen Lindernieae (Scrophulariaceae) Tropische und subtropische Pflanzenwelt 81 Pages 300 - 304. (Includes a picture).

Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Scrophulariaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 86 - 87.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 78.

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 69 - 70.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 98.


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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: Lindernia pulchella.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=151490, retrieved 27 June 2016

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