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Prostrate perennial herb with a taproot. Leaves linear to lanceolate, occurring in clusters along the otherwise bare stems. Stems and leaves bristly-hairy. Flowers blue, protruding from the leaf clusters.
Notes: Only 2 specimens of this species in SRGH on 12 June 2007. Various details above have been extracted from other countries' specimens, particularly from Botswana.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In black, clay soils, edges of pans, open grassland and on termitaria
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time: Jan - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa (based on specimens in SRGH)
Red data list status: Data deficient
Insects associated with this species:
Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Tuesday 12 June 2007
Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 28. (Includes a picture).
Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 19. Comments
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Other sources of information about Ruelliopsis setosa: Our websites: Flora of Botswana
Ruelliopsis setosa External websites: African Plant Database
Ruelliopsis setosa Biodiversity Explorer
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Ruelliopsis setosa IPNI
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Ruelliopsis setosa Ispot Southern Africa
Ruelliopsis setosa JSTOR Plant Science
Ruelliopsis setosa Kew Herbarium catalogue
Ruelliopsis setosa Tropicos
Ruelliopsis setosa West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ruelliopsis setosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153360, retrieved 27 May 2016
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