Phaulopsis imbricata (Forssk.) Sweet
subsp. imbricata

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Phaulopsis imbricata subsp. imbricata

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Leopard Rock Game Reserve, Vumba

Phaulopsis imbricata subsp. imbricata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Victoria Falls

Phaulopsis imbricata subsp. imbricata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Victoria Falls

Phaulopsis imbricata subsp. imbricata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Victoria Falls

Phaulopsis imbricata subsp. imbricata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Victoria Falls

Phaulopsis imbricata subsp. imbricata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Leopard Rock Game Reserve, Vumba

Phaulopsis imbricata subsp. imbricata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Chalet 2, Chirinda Forest.

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Synonyms: Aetheilema imbricatum (Forssk.) Spreng.
Ruellia imbricata Forssk.
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Trailing and scrambling herb with semi-erect stems up to 1 m. Leaves opposite, one larger than the other in each pair, usually asymmetrical at the base. Flowers in terminal clusters, white with a purple centre, appearing from broad, overlapping bracts. The flowers have an unpleasant smell.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In open scrub, woodland and along forest margins.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1900 m
Flowering time:Mar - Aug
Worldwide distribution: Yemen, NE & S Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, NE DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Also in Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Junonia natalitica natalitica (Food plant)
Zizula hylax (Food plant)
Junonia terea elgiva (Food plant)
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Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 19.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 19.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 18. (Includes a picture).

Vollesen, K. (2009). Acanthaceae (Part 1) FTEA Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 259 - 261. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Phaulopsis imbricata subsp. imbricata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153200, retrieved 31 October 2014

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