Ruspolia seticalyx (C.B. Clarke) Milne-Redh.

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Ruspolia seticalyx

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Catapu, Sofala, Mozambique

Ruspolia seticalyx

Photo: Bart Wursten
Catapu, Sofala, Mozambique

Ruspolia seticalyx

Photo: Bart Wursten
Catapu, Sofala, Mozambique

Ruspolia seticalyx

Photo: Bart Wursten
Catapu, Sofala, Mozambique

Ruspolia seticalyx

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma.

Ruspolia seticalyx

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma.

Ruspolia seticalyx

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma.

Ruspolia seticalyx

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma.

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Synonyms: Eranthemum seticalyx C.B. Clarke
Pseuderanthemum seticalyx (C.B. Clarke) Stapf
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect shrubby herb or sometimes a small shrub up to 1.25 m tall; plant drying green. Leaves opposite, more or less broadly ovate to elliptic, largest 8-23 cm long, abruptly narrowing into a long decurrent base, hairless or with scattered hairs above, hairless or with fine short hairs along the midrib and larger veins beneath; petiole up to 3 cm long but mostly integrated into the decurrent leafbase. Flowers in a series of terminal cymose clusters, often so close together as to form an almost continuous spike-like inflorescence, 5-35 cm long; lower nodes in inflorescence to 1.5-5 cm long. Inflorescence axis hairless or finely velvety, without any stalked capitate glands. Calyx 5-9 mm long, hairless or sparsely hairy on the lobes, without glands. Corolla orange-red, red or scarlet and on the outside of the lobes with both longer curly hairs and numerous stalked, capitate glands; tube linear, 2-3 cm long; lobes elliptic, 9-14 mm long. Capsule 2.8-4 cm long. Inner surface of the seed with irregular ridges.
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Habitat: Dense woodland, dry forest, thickets, riverine forest and scrub vegetation, rocky hills and on termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1200 m
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 29 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 19.

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 135 - 137. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 112. (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 15.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 19.

Roodt, V. (2011). Wild flowers, Waterplants and Grasses of the Okavango Delta and Kalahari "Did You Know" nature series Struik Nature for Veronica Roodt Publications Page 66. (Includes a picture).

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


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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ruspolia seticalyx.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154060, retrieved 24 July 2016

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