Thunbergia huillensis S. Moore

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Thunbergia huillensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main Harare-Mutare Rd nr Marondera

Thunbergia huillensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main Harare-Mutare Rd nr Marondera

Thunbergia huillensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
11, Blue Haze Lane, Umwinsidale

Thunbergia huillensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
11, Blue Haze Lane, Umwinsidale

Thunbergia huillensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
11, Blue Haze Lane, Umwinsidale

Thunbergia huillensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Thunbergia huillensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Thunbergia huillensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

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Synonyms: Thunbergia angustata De Wild.
Thunbergia hanningtonii Burkill
Thunbergia kassneri S.Moore
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb growing from a woody rootstock. Stems several trailing to suberect, up to 1-2 m long. Leaves opposite, narrowly oblong-elliptic, up to 9 cm long, 3 times or more longer than wide, sometimes with small subhastate lobes at the base; margin entire or shallowly crenate; petiole 2-8 mm long, more or less greyish pubescent, not winged. Flowers axillary, solitary. Bracteoles ovate, up to 1.9 cm long, leathery, green with brownish rib-like veins. Corolla pale lemon-yellow, sometimes slightly darker yellow in the throat; lobes up to 1.5 × 1.7 cm, often broadly emarginate. Capsule 7-9 mm in diameter with a narrowly triangular beak, 10-12 mm long, densely and finely velvety.
Notes: This species often flowers profusely after fires when plants still small and form cushion-like patches close to the ground (2 photos left). Later in the season, when stems are long with few solitary flowers, the plants look quite different.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In miombo woodland and along roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Images last updated: Friday 22 February 2013
Literature:

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 15.

Vollesen, K. (2009). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 45 - 46.


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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: Thunbergia huillensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152980, retrieved 30 July 2016

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