Crossandra puberula Klotzsch

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Crossandra puberula

Photo: Bart Wursten
Entrance to La Rochelle Hotel.

Crossandra puberula

Photo: Bart Wursten
Entrance to La Rochelle Hotel.

Crossandra puberula

Photo: Bart Wursten
Entrance to La Rochelle Hotel.

Crossandra puberula

Photo: Bart Wursten
Entrance to La Rochelle Hotel.

Crossandra puberula

Photo: Bart Wursten
Entrance to La Rochelle Hotel.

Crossandra puberula

Photo: Bart Wursten
Entrance to La Rochelle Hotel.

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Synonyms: Crossandra jashi Lindau
Crossandra pubescens Klotzsch
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, up to c. 40 cm high, growing from a creeping woody rhizome. Leaves in pseudo-whorls of 4, sessile or shortly petiolate, elliptic to ovate in the upper half, usually abruptly narrowed below the middle, becoming lyrate, 11-21 cm long, sparsely and finely velvety, more so on the veins; margin entire or slightly crenate. Flowers in spikes, 4-25 cm long on a peduncle up to 17 cm long. Bracts 15-21 mm long, narrowly ovate, green with abroad white marginal band, entire when young, becoming irregularly frayed with age. Sepals ovate, 6-9 mm long, bristle-tipped; lateral sepals shorter than dorsal and ventral one. Corolla, pale peach-coloured to salmon pink; tube 2-3 cm long, slightly bent; limb 1.3-18 cm long. Capsule 9-11 cm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: puberula: with minute soft short hairs
Habitat: In woodland and wooded grassland, often on termite mounds and usually in shade.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 8 October 2011
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 18.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 33.


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Flora of Malawi: Crossandra puberula
Flora of Mozambique: Crossandra puberula
Flora of Zambia: Crossandra puberula

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


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 puberula.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153980, retrieved 31 August 2016

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