Dyschoriste trichocalyx (Oliv.) Lindau
subsp. verticillaris (C.B. Clarke) Vollesen

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Dyschoriste trichocalyx subsp. verticillaris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near site of former Kingsley Fairbridge memorial, Cecil Kop NR

Dyschoriste trichocalyx subsp. verticillaris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near site of former Kingsley Fairbridge memorial, Cecil Kop NR

Dyschoriste trichocalyx subsp. verticillaris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near site of former Kingsley Fairbridge memorial, Cecil Kop NR

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Synonyms: Calophanes verticillaris Oliv.
Dyschoriste verticillaris C.B. Clarke
Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial, sometimes shrubby herb growing from a woody rootstock. Stems mostly erect, rarely scrambling or decumbent, up to 1.5 m tall, more or less densely velvety, usually also with scattered stalked capitate glands and longer hairs. Leaves opposite, ovate to elliptic, 3-10.5 cm long, more or less densely velvety on both surfaces, usually more densely along the veins below. Flowers in axillary 3-15-flowered clusters often congested towards tip of stems; bracts narrowly elliptic, up to 2 cm long, sometimes with capitate glands. Calyx usually with viscid glandular short hairs and longer non-glandular hairs. Corolla distinctly 2-lipped, pale mauve-purple to bluish-purple, usually with darker markings on lower lip and in throat, 14-35 mm long; lobes oblong, deflexed in lower. Capsule 8-12 mm long.
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Habitat: In Brachystegia woodland, Combretum and Acacia bush, grassland and dry riverine thickets.
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 2100 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Images last updated: Monday 27 December 2010

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 132 - 133. as Dyschoriste verticillaris (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 34. as Dyschoriste verticillaris


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dyschoriste trichocalyx
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West African Plants database: Dyschoriste trichocalyx

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 trichocalyx subsp. verticillaris.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153280, retrieved 31 May 2016

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