Hygrophila mutica (C.B. Clarke) Vollesen

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Hygrophila mutica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common

Hygrophila mutica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common

Hygrophila mutica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, nr cnr Lanner Ave/Teviotdale Ave

Hygrophila mutica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, nr cnr Lanner Ave/Teviotdale Ave

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Synonyms: Hygrophila rhodesiana S. Moore
Ruelliopsis mutica C.B. Clarke
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb, usually less than 10 cm. Leaves sessile, linear, 1-3 × 0.2-0.4 cm, sparsely appressed hairy, hairs not glandular, acute. Flowers solitary in axils of leaf-like bracts. Calyx segments 5, one much larger than the other 4, connate for c.1/3 to 1/2 of their length below. Calyx lobes (free part) linear, ciliate, the longest c.11 mm, the rest 5-8 mm. Corolla 2.5-3 cm, purple, upper lip paler than the lower. Stamens 4.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In black vlei soils, flowering in the hot dry season.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Aug - Oct
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 29 April 2006
Literature:

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 14. as Hygrophila rhodesiana

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Pages 113 - 114.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hygrophila mutica
African Plant Database: Hygrophila mutica
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Hygrophila mutica
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hygrophila mutica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hygrophila mutica
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hygrophila mutica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hygrophila mutica
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hygrophila mutica
Ispot Southern Africa: Hygrophila mutica
JSTOR Plant Science: Hygrophila mutica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hygrophila mutica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hygrophila mutica
The Plant List (version 1.1): Hygrophila mutica
Tropicos: Hygrophila mutica


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Hygrophila mutica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153150, retrieved 20 November 2017

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