Hygrophila linearis Burkill

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Hygrophila linearis

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Hygrophila linearis

Photo: Bart Wursten
BR

Hygrophila linearis

Photo: Bart Wursten
BR

Hygrophila linearis

Photo: Bart Wursten
BR

Hygrophila linearis

Photo: Bart Wursten
BR

Hygrophila linearis

Photo: Bart Wursten
BR

Hygrophila linearis

Photo: Bart Wursten
BR

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Status: Native
Description:
Annual or short-lived perennial herb. Stems up to 50 cm long, ascending or creeping and rooting at the lower nodes, hairless. Leaves opposite, linear to lanceolate or narrowly elliptic, 1 - 3.5 cm long, hairless. Flowers in a large, open, branched inflorescence up to 30 cm long. Corolla 7-9 mm long, 2-lipped, pale mauve with a white tube, unmarked; lower lip, shallowly 3-lobed with a few long hairs. Capsule 6-9 mm long, hairless.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: linearis: linear
Habitat: Occurring in riverbeds and on riverbanks.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, DRC, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
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Literature:

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 18.

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Page 114.


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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hygrophila linearis
Ispot Southern Africa : Hygrophila linearis
JSTOR Plant Science: Hygrophila linearis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hygrophila linearis
Tropicos: Hygrophila linearis
West African Plants database: Hygrophila linearis


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 linearis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153120, retrieved 30 September 2016

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