Hebenstretia oatesii Rolfe
subsp. rhodesiana Roessler

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Hebenstretia oatesii subsp. rhodesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near summit Mt Zohwe, Vumba

Hebenstretia oatesii subsp. rhodesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rd to World's View, Nyanga

Hebenstretia oatesii subsp. rhodesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path to Mtarazi Falls, Nyanga

Hebenstretia oatesii subsp. rhodesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path to Mtarazi Falls, Nyanga

Hebenstretia oatesii subsp. rhodesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path to Mtarazi Falls, Nyanga

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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, up to 1.2 m tall. Stems mostly simple but much-branched in the inflorescence. Leaves in fascicles along the stems, very narrowly lanceolate or linear, 3-4 cm long, hairless; margin shallowly to coarsely toothed in the upper third only. Inflorescences in many-flowered branched terminal heads composed of multiple spikes. Flowers white with a yellow-orange throat.
Notes: Note: see subsp. inyangana for comparison. The characteristics for distinguishing the subspecies seem somewhat weak and variation between the two has been recorded. Further research is needed to establish the validity of the taxonomic distinction.
Derivation of specific name: oatesii: named after Frank Oates (1840-1875), British naturalist and traveller who collected plants, birds and reptiles in Matabeleland;
rhodesiana: of Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe
Habitat: In moist montane grassland and along margins of forest
Altitude range: (metres) 1600 - 2000 m
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Wednesday 12 August 2015
Literature:

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 163 - 164.


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


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: Hebenstretia oatesii subsp. rhodesiana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=151570, retrieved 30 June 2016

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