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Dicliptera clinopodia

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Leopard Rock Game Reserve,Vumba

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Synonyms: Dicliptera leonotis sensu auct. non C.B. Clarke
Dicliptera nobilis S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Straggling herb occurring in forest margins. It is superficially similar to D. extenta but can be distinguished by the terminal inflorescences which bear a whorl of numerous flowers while in D. extenta the flowers are solitary.
Darbyshire in FZ 8(6) gives details of 3 forms. However, as our site does not allow for forms, all 3 have been combined here.
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Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: At forest margins
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Mar - Aug
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 194. (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 18.

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 267 - 270.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 244. (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 13.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone 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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dicliptera clinopodia
African Plant Database: Dicliptera clinopodia
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Dicliptera clinopodia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dicliptera clinopodia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dicliptera clinopodia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Dicliptera clinopodia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dicliptera clinopodia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dicliptera clinopodia
Ispot Southern Africa: Dicliptera clinopodia
JSTOR Plant Science: Dicliptera clinopodia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dicliptera clinopodia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dicliptera clinopodia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Dicliptera clinopodia
Tropicos: Dicliptera clinopodia


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: Dicliptera clinopodia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154130, retrieved 17 November 2017

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