Dyschoriste hildebrandtii (S. Moore) S. Moore

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Dyschoriste hildebrandtii

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Msorodoni Farm, on rd to Mtoroshanga

Dyschoriste hildebrandtii

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Roadside, Rimiti West, by rd from Mutare to Birchenough Bridge

Dyschoriste hildebrandtii

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Cleveland Dam, Harare

Dyschoriste hildebrandtii

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Near the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Dyschoriste hildebrandtii

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Near the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Dyschoriste hildebrandtii

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Near the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Dyschoriste hildebrandtii

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Inyangombe Falls carpark

Dyschoriste hildebrandtii

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Along Mberengwa - West Nicholson road

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Synonyms: Calophanes hildebrandtii S. Moore
Dyschoriste alba S. Moore
Dyschoriste fischeri Lindau
Dyschoriste marandellae Merxm.
Dyschoriste matopensis N.E. Br.
Dyschoriste monroi S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Semi-erect, somewhat scrambling, perennial subshrub, up to 50 cm tall, woody at the base. Leaves up to 6 × 2.5 cm, usually smaller, elliptic, ovate or obovate, more or less densely hairy. Flowers in sessile, axillary 3-12-flowered clusters, surrounded by elliptic to obovate leaf-like bracts, up to 1.5 cm long. Corolla extremely variable in colour, white to cream, pale to deep mauve, purple-blue, pale pinkish-white or rarely yellow, all colour forms sometimes with darker purple markings in the throat, 2-lipped; lower lip 3-lobed, upper lip less deeply 2-lobed. Stamens 4, only 2 protruding beyond the corolla mouth. Calyx with 5 narrow lobes, often with stalked, sticky glands. Capsule 10-16 mm long.
Notes: The flower colour of this species is extremely variable and it can sometimes be surprising to realize that one is dealing with the same species.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In Brachystegia woodland and mixed miombo woodland, often on rocky hill sides.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1700 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Saturday 24 March 2012
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 193. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 274. As Dyschoriste fischeri

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 398 - 399. as Dyschoriste fischeri (Includes a picture).

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 Dyschoriste fischeri

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 18. as both D. hildebrandtii and D. fischeri

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 18. as Dyschoriste fischeri and also as D. matopensis and D. monroi

Vollesen, K. (2009). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 198 - 199.

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Pages 132 - 135. (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: Dyschoriste hildebrandtii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153250, retrieved 28 May 2016

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