Chaetacanthus setiger (Pers.) Lindl.

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Chaetacanthus setiger

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cecil Kop Nature Reserve, Mutare

Chaetacanthus setiger

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cecil Kop Nature Reserve, Mutare

Chaetacanthus setiger

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cecil Kop Nature Reserve, Mutare

Chaetacanthus setiger

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Mt Selinda to Espungabera border post

Chaetacanthus setiger

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Mt Selinda to Espungabera border post

Chaetacanthus setiger

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Mt Selinda to Espungabera border post

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Synonyms: Dyschoriste setigera (Pers.) Vollesen
Ruellia aristata Thunb.
Ruellia setigera Pers.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Low-growing, shrubby perennial herb, up to 90 cm tall but usually much smaller. Leaves opposite, small, ovate-elliptic, slightly fleshy with sparse glandular hairs. Flowers in the axils of the upper leaves. Corolla 5-lobed, only slightly 2-lipped, white to pale mauve-blue.
Notes: Kaj Vollesen has sunk Chaetacanthus under Dyschoriste in FZ 8(5) but this is not universally accepted. Kevin Balkwill another Kew author is in favour of maintaining Chaetacanthus as a genus (pers. comm Iain Darbyshire).
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Grassland and bushland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1450 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Zizula hylax (Food plant)
Junonia hierta cebrene (Food plant)
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Images last updated: Monday 27 December 2010
Literature:

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 13.

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Page 135. As Dyschoriste setigera


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Chaetacanthus setiger.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153350, retrieved 20 November 2017

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