Ruelliopsis setosa (Nees) C.B. Clarke

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Ruelliopsis setosa

Photo: Bart Wursten

Ruelliopsis setosa

Photo: Bart Wursten

Ruelliopsis setosa

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Common names:
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
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: setosa: bristly-hairy
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)
Zimbabwe distribution: W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Data deficient
Insects associated with this species:
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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.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ruelliopsis setosa
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West African Plants database: Ruelliopsis setosa

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: Ruelliopsis setosa., retrieved 24 August 2016

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