Thunbergia natalensis Hook.

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Thunbergia natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cnr Nyamheni Rd, Vumba

Thunbergia natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cnr Nyamheni Rd, Vumba

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Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual herb. The flowers are very similar to T. lancifolia and the blue-flowered form of T. petersiana, from which it is distinguished by broadly ovate leaves.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: natalensis: of Natal, South Africa
Habitat: In grass and bracken scrub along the margins of evergreen forest in eastern Zimbabwe
Altitude range: (metres) Above 1500 m
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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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. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Pages 37 - 38.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Thunbergia natalensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153000, retrieved 18 December 2017

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