Anisotes pubinervis (T. Anderson) Heine

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Anisotes pubinervis

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Via Pungue, S side, SAA2,

Anisotes pubinervis

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapú, Via Pungue, S side, Plot SAA2

Anisotes pubinervis

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapú, Via Pungue, S side, Plot SAA2

Anisotes pubinervis

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapú, Via Pungue, S side, Plot SAA2

Anisotes pubinervis

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapú, Via Pungue, S side, Plot SAA2

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Synonyms: Macrorungia pubinervia (T. Anderson) C.B. Clarke
Metarungia pubinervia (T. Anderson) C. Baden
Rungia pubinervia T. Anderson
Common names: Red sunbird-bush (English) Red-lips (English)
Status: Native
Shrub, 1-3 m tall, rarely a small tree. Bark pale brownish, with lenticels. Leaves opposite, narrowly elliptic, 14-25 cm long, velvety or sometimes hairy on the veins only, net-veining prominent below; margin entire. Flowers in axillary spikes, dull to bright red or maroon, 2-lipped, held in conspicuous green bracts with a reddish margin. Fruit beaked, 1.5-2 cm long, obovoid to oblong, woody, hairless to slightly velvety.
Notes: Note: the almost constant presence of flowers makes this shrub very attractive to sunbirds, which probably serve as the main pollination agent.
Derivation of specific name: pubinervis: with pubescent veins
Habitat: In riverine and low-altitude evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Most times of the year
Worldwide distribution: A very patchy and disjunct distribution through Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m, shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 4 November 2014

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 51. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 25.

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.

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 234 - 236. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 274. As Anisotes pubinervius

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. as Metarungia pubinervia


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Anisotes pubinervis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Anisotes pubinervis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Anisotes pubinervis
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Anisotes pubinervis., retrieved 17 December 2017

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