Petalidium aromaticum Oberm.
var. aromaticum

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Petalidium aromaticum var. aromaticum

Photo: Mark Hyde

Petalidium aromaticum var. aromaticum

Photo: Mark Hyde

Petalidium aromaticum var. aromaticum

Photo: Mark Hyde

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Status: Native
Much-branched shrubby aromatic perennial herb up to 1 m tall. Stems and branches covered in greyish-white glandular hairs. Leaves opposite, ovate to lanceolate, glandular hairy. Flowers axillary, solitary, white, with brown veins in the corolla throat, held between ovate bracts.
Notes: Though not listed in the List of Endemic Plant Species (Mapaura in Kirkia 18-1, 2002), this plant, with its very limited range should qualify as a Near-Endemic
Derivation of specific name: aromaticum: aromatic
Habitat: Occurring in open deciduous bushland on stony slopes.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 550 m
Flowering time:Aug - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Limpopo, South Africa and southern Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic?
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Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Pages 156 - 158. As Petalidium aromaticum (Includes a picture).


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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. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Petalidium aromaticum var. aromaticum., retrieved 24 October 2016

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