Hygrophila schulli (Buch.-Ham.) M.R. Almeida & S.M. Almeida

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Hygrophila schulli

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road no4, Gorongosa National Park

Hygrophila schulli

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road no4, Gorongosa National Park

Hygrophila schulli

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road no4, Gorongosa National Park

Hygrophila schulli

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road no4, Gorongosa National Park

Hygrophila schulli

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Urema Floodplain Edge, Gorongosa National Park

Hygrophila schulli

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Urema Floodplain Edge, Gorongosa National Park

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Synonyms: Barleria auriculata Schumach.
Hygrophila auriculata (Schumach.) Heine
Hygrophila spinosa T. Anderson
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Robust erect annual herb, up to 1 m tall. Stems sparsely branched, 4-angled. Leaves subsessile, linear-lanceolate, up to 15 cm long. Flowers in axillary clusters with up to 6 straight spines among the bracts, up to 4 cm long. Corolla 2-lipped, pale blue to mauve with orange-brown raised markings in the white to yellowish centre of the lower lip.
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Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In alluvial soils in seasonally wet areas near vleis swamps and floodplains.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jun - Aug
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa and India
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
Growth form(s): Annual.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 20 October 2009
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 193. As Hygrophila auriculata (Includes a picture).

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 136 - 137. as Hygrophila auriculata (Includes a picture).

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 19. As Hygrophila auriculata

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Pages 118 - 120. (Includes a picture).


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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: Hygrophila schulli.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153090, retrieved 30 September 2016

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