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
Road no3 before Junction no4, 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:

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


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hygrophila schulli
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West African Plants database: Hygrophila schulli


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 26 May 2016

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