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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:
Status: Native
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.
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:
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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).

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 Plant Database: Dicliptera clinopodia
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Dicliptera clinopodia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dicliptera clinopodia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Dicliptera clinopodia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dicliptera clinopodia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Dicliptera clinopodia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dicliptera clinopodia
Ispot Southern Africa : Dicliptera clinopodia
JSTOR Plant Science: Dicliptera clinopodia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dicliptera clinopodia
Tropicos: Dicliptera clinopodia
West African Plants database: Dicliptera clinopodia

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: Dicliptera clinopodia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154130, retrieved 23 October 2016

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