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.
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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).
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Zimbabwe distribution: W,E,S
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Insects associated with this species: Zizula hylax (Food plant)
Junonia hierta cebrene (Food plant)
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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: Chaetacanthus setiger.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153350, retrieved 28 May 2016

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