Brillantaisia pubescens T. Anderson ex Oliv.

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Brillantaisia pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Muzikadzi River along road no5, Gorongosa National Park

Brillantaisia pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Muzikadzi River along road no5, Gorongosa National Park

Brillantaisia pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Muzikadzi River along road no5, Gorongosa National Park

Brillantaisia pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sandforest loop, Gorongosa National Park

Brillantaisia pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sandforest loop, Gorongosa National Park

Brillantaisia pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sandforest loop, Gorongosa National Park

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Synonyms: Brillantaisia anomala Lindau
Hygrophila pubescens T. Anderson ex Oliv.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect or scrambling, much-branched annual herb, up to c. 1m tall. Stems with glossy white hairs and scattered stalked glands. Leaves opposite, ovate, 8-25 cm, almost hairless above, hairy below; petiole up to 7 cm long; margin entire or slightly crenate. Flowers in a open branched inflorescence 10-40 cm long. Corolla 2-lipped; upper lip white to mauve,12-20 mm long, finely hairy on the outside; lower lip pale mauve to violet or purple, 3-lobed, 7-15 mm long, with long stiff hairs in the middle. Capsule 10-15 mm long, finely glandular-hairy.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: pubescens: pubescent, with soft short hairs
Habitat: In riverine thickets and Acacia woodland, often on alluvial soil.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Data deficient
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Friday 12 February 2010
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 18.


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Flora of Malawi: Brillantaisia pubescens
Flora of Mozambique: Brillantaisia pubescens
Flora of Zambia: Brillantaisia pubescens

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


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: Brillantaisia pubescens.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153060, retrieved 27 June 2016

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