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Blepharis cataractae S. Moore
Description: Erect or procumbent annual herb with stems up to 40 cm long. Leaves lanceolate to narrowly oblong or ovate-elliptic, 3-11.5 cm long, almost hairless or somewhat roughly hairy, particularly along the midrib and the margin; margin entire. Flowers in capitate or somewhat elongate clusters along most of the stems. Bracts more or less linear-lanceolate, up to 3.5 cm, more or less hairy and set with numerous capitate glands; margin entire. Corolla pale to bright blue, rarely white, 12-18 mm long; lip obovate, 8-12 mm wide, distinctly 3-lobed, central lobe largest, almost square.
Derivation of specific name: bainesii: after Thomas Baines (1820-75), artist and naturalist
Habitat: In mopane woodland, grassland, along roadsides and as a weed of disturbed areas and old cultivation.
Altitude range: (metres)
300 - 1375 m
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Red data list status:
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Display spot characters for this species
Vollesen, K. (2000). Blepharis (Acanthaceae). A taxonomic revision. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Pages 301 - 303. (Includes a picture). Comments
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Other sources of information about Blepharis bainesii: Flora of Mozambique
Blepharis bainesii African Plant Database
Blepharis bainesii Biodiversity Explorer
(Biodiversity of southern Africa):
Blepharis bainesii EOL
(Encyclopedia of Life):
Blepharis bainesii ePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center):
Blepharis bainesii Flora Zambesiaca
Blepharis bainesii Google
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for
Blepharis bainesii IPNI
(International Plant Names Index):
Blepharis bainesii JSTOR Plant Science
Blepharis bainesii Kew Herbarium catalogue
Blepharis bainesii Tropicos
Blepharis bainesii West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Blepharis bainesii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153820, retrieved 20 May 2013
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