Blepharis leendertziae Oberm.

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Status: Native
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Erect or rarely decumbent annual herb. Stems up to 50 cm long, silky hairy. Leaves linear-lanceolate to narrowly elliptic or ovate, 4-11 cm long, hairless or with a few hairs along the midrib below; margin entire. Flowers in subspherical heads along the stems. Bracts linear-lanceolate, up to 5 cm long finely hairy; margin with thin recurved bristles up to 4 mm long. Corolla white to pale blue or lilac, 10-16 mm long; lip obovate-spathulate, 3-5 mm wide, distinctly 3-lobed, central lobe longest.
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Habitat: In deciduous woodland, often sandy soils or seasonally wet depressions, vleis and lake shores.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1375 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,S
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Literature:

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 17.

Vollesen, K. (2000). Blepharis (Acanthaceae). A taxonomic revision. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Pages 247 - 248. (Includes a picture).

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Pages 78 - 79.


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African Plant Database: Blepharis leendertziae
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Blepharis leendertziae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Blepharis leendertziae
Ispot Southern Africa : Blepharis leendertziae
JSTOR Plant Science: Blepharis leendertziae
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Blepharis leendertziae
Tropicos: Blepharis leendertziae
West African Plants database: Blepharis leendertziae


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: Blepharis leendertziae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153880, retrieved 29 September 2016

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