Dyschoriste nagchana (Nees) Bennet

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Dyschoriste nagchana

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Mukuvisi Woodland

Dyschoriste nagchana

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Along the path inside the Victoria Falls rainforest

Dyschoriste nagchana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along the path inside the Victoria Falls rainforest

Dyschoriste nagchana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along the path inside the Victoria Falls rainforest

Dyschoriste nagchana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hotel La Rochelle

Dyschoriste nagchana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hotel La Rochelle

Dyschoriste nagchana

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Hotel La Rochelle

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Synonyms: Diclipteranthus nagchana Nees
Dyschoriste perrottetii (Nees) Kuntze
Dyschoriste radicans sensu auct.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with a weakly developed rootstock. Stems prostrate or ascending to erect in the apical part, up to 65 cm long, angled, mostly hairless or sparsely hairy on the edges. Leaves opposite, ovate to elliptic, up to c. 8 × 2.5 cm, mostly hairless or finely velvety on the midrib above; margin entire or minutely ciliate. Flowers in 1-12-flowered axillary clusters. Corolla small, white to pale mauve or purple, usually with darker spots in the throat. Capsule 7-10 mm long.
Notes: Note-1: Zimbabwe material used to be erroneously known as Dyschoriste radicans (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Nees. That species usually has slightly larger flowers and obovate leaves. It occurs from DRC through East Africa to Yemen.

Note-2: In Southern Africa, prostrate specimens (see image 1) are most common. More erect or scrambling plants (images 2 to 4) become more common further towards West Tropical Africa
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In wet grassland, marshy areas, riverbanks, often as weed along roadsides, in lawns and in cultivared fields.
Altitude range: (metres) 800 - 1800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa and India.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Monday 27 December 2010
Literature:

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


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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 nagchana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153270, retrieved 31 May 2016

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