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Mporokoso District, Kalungwishi River, Lumangwe Falls.
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Description: Erect, procumbent or ascending perennial herb. Stems up to 75 cm long, 4-angular, hairless or finely velvety in the upper parts, sometimes with scattered stalked glands. Leaves more or less narrowly elliptic, up to 7 cm long, hairless on both sides or with sparse short hairs above. Flowers in 1-12-flowered clusters, together forming a spike-like or sometimes branched inflorescence up to 25 cm long; axes more or less densely velvety with scattered longer hairs, stalked glands and lanceolate to narrowly ovate leaf-like bracts, up to 1.5 cm long. Corolla white to pale yellowish with indistinct bluish veining, 11-14 mm long, 2-lipped; lower lip broadly obovate with red-tipped hairs, shallowly 3-lobed. Capsule 4-9 mm long, finely velvety with a few glands near the apex.
Notes: Note: Not listed in Mapaura & Timberlake (2004) but apparently the Type specimen is from Zimbabwe (Gibbs 159, Livingstone Island, Victoria Falls, BM!, holo; K!, iso).
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Habitat: Occurring in riverbeds and on riverbanks.
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
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Acanthaceae (Part 1) Vollesen, K. (2013). Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Page 109. Comments
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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.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Hygrophila cataractae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153100, retrieved 1 October 2016
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