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
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African Plant Database: Hygrophila mutica
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): 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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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Hygrophila mutica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hygrophila mutica
Ispot Southern Africa : Hygrophila mutica
JSTOR Plant Science: Hygrophila mutica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hygrophila mutica
Tropicos: Hygrophila mutica
West African Plants database: Hygrophila mutica


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 mutica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153150, retrieved 31 August 2016

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