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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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
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.
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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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, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Thunbergia natalensis., retrieved 26 October 2016

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