Crossandra mucronata Lindau

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Crossandra mucronata

Photo: Colin Wenham
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Crossandra mucronata

Photo: Colin Wenham
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Crossandra mucronata

Photo: Colin Wenham
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Crossandra mucronata

Photo: Colin Wenham
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Crossandra mucronata

Photo: Colin Wenham
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Crossandra mucronata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mahenye Village.

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Synonyms:
Common names: Save crossandra (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect, clump-forming, perennial herb, up to 30 cm. Foliage leaves mostly basal. Flowers in erect spikes, pale apricot to deep orange-red, held in densely hairy bracts. The flowers are produced over an extended period, making it an attractive garden species.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: mucronata: mucronate
Habitat: In Acacia and Mopane woodland, usually growing in full sun.
Altitude range: (metres) 200 - 500 m
Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Monday 16 April 2007
Literature:

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 127, plate 168

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Pages 93 - 95. (Includes a picture).


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African Plant Database: Crossandra mucronata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Crossandra mucronata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Crossandra mucronata
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Crossandra mucronata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Crossandra mucronata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crossandra mucronata
Ispot Southern Africa : Crossandra mucronata
JSTOR Plant Science: Crossandra mucronata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crossandra mucronata
Tropicos: Crossandra mucronata
West African Plants database: Crossandra mucronata


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: Crossandra mucronata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153970, retrieved 11 December 2016

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