Pseuderanthemum subviscosum (C.B. Clarke) Stapf

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Pseuderanthemum subviscosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forest below Castleburn Cliffs, Vumba

Pseuderanthemum subviscosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forest below Castleburn Cliffs, Vumba

Pseuderanthemum subviscosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chirinda Forest

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Synonyms: Eranthemum subviscosum C.B. Clarke
Pseuderanthemum tunicatum sensu Milne-Redh.
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Status: Native
Shrubby perennial herb up to 2 m but usually much less, occurring in the understorey of evergreen forest. Leaves opposite, thinly textured, dark green, elliptic, base tapering into the petiole; margin entire. Flowers in terminal spike-like inflorescences. Corolla 2-lipped with a long narrow tube, white or pale mauve.
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Habitat: Understorey of evergreen forest
Altitude range: (metres) 350 - 1640 m
Flowering time:Aug - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo-Brazzaville, CAR, DRC, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Madagascar and Comoro Islands.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Thursday 20 March 2008

Champluvier, D. (2002). Contribution to the study of the genus Pseuderanthum (Acacnthaceae) in tropical Africa (in French) Pages 36 - 39. as Pseuderanthemum albo-coeruleum subsp. robustum (Includes a picture).

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. (2010). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora of Tropical East Africa Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Pages 480 - 481.

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 131 - 133. (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 14.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 35.


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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: Pseuderanthemum subviscosum., retrieved 23 October 2016

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