Ruellia bignoniiflora (Lindau) S. Moore

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Ruellia bignoniiflora

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Ruellia bignoniiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Ruellia bignoniiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Ruellia bignoniiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

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Synonyms: Dischistocalyx bignoniiflorus (S. Moore) Lindau
Ruellia bignonaeiflora S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, 30-60 cm tall. Leaves opposite, ovate, up to 6.5 cm long, densely hairy, somewhat sticky. Flowers axillary, solitary held in ovate, hairy bracteoles. Corolla white with a long narrow tube up to 9 cm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: bignoniiflora: with flowers resembling a Bignonia (Bignoniaceae)
Habitat: In deciduous woodland and scrub.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Southern Sudan and Ethiopia to Angola, Namibia, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 6 March 2011
Literature:

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Pages 141 - 142.


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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: Ruellia bignoniiflora.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153390, retrieved 28 September 2016

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