Lepidagathis scabra C.B.Clarke

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Lepidagathis scabra

Photo: Penny English
Bubye Valley Conservancy

Lepidagathis scabra

Photo: Penny English
Bubye Valley Conservancy

Lepidagathis scabra

Photo: Penny English
Bubye Valley Conservancy

Lepidagathis scabra

Photo: Penny English
Bubye Valley Conservancy

Lepidagathis scabra

Photo: Penny English
Bubye Valley Conservancy

Lepidagathis scabra

Photo: Penny English
Bubye Valley Conservancy

Lepidagathis scabra

Photo: Penny English
Bubye Valley Conservancy

Lepidagathis scabra

Photo: Penny English
Bubye Valley Conservancy

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Status: Native
Description:
Erect, decumbent or prostrate perennial or subshrub, 10-50 cm tall. Leaves ovate, lanceolate or elliptic, pinnately veined with 3-5 veins. Inflorescence consisting of axillary, unilateral spikes 1.5-4.5 cm long. Sterile bracts falcate, in two divergent rows, green, turning brown; fertile bracts appressed to the calyx. Corolla pale blue to mauve or white with purple markings on lower lip and throat. Posterior (shorter) stamens 1-thecous or with a vestigial second theca; thecae glabrous. Capsule 7-10 mm long with face oblong-elliptic, potentially 4-seeded.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: scabra: scabrid or rough
Habitat: In woodland, typically mopane, Kirkia, Commiphora and/or Acacia; also in disturbed areas.
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 1100 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa and Swaziland
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 29 January 2017
Literature:

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 23 - 25. (Includes a picture).

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 14.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 19.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 194.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lepidagathis scabra
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JSTOR Plant Science: Lepidagathis scabra
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lepidagathis scabra
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lepidagathis scabra
The Plant List (version 1.1): Lepidagathis scabra
Tropicos: Lepidagathis scabra


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: Lepidagathis scabra.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153450, retrieved 11 December 2017

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