Dicliptera extenta S. Moore

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Dicliptera extenta

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Castle Beacon, Vumba

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Synonyms: Dicliptera foetida (Forssk.) Blatt.
Dicliptera zeylanica Nees
Common names:
Status: Native
Straggling or climbing herb. The solitary flowers are borne at the end of short side branches, clasped between leaf-like, paddle-shaped bracts. See D. clinopodia for comparison.
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Habitat: In the understorey of evergreen forest and on forest margins.
Altitude range: (metres) 1260 - 1750 m
Flowering time:Jun - Sep
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
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Endemic status:
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Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 254 - 255.

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. Also as Dicliptera foetida


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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Dicliptera extenta.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154150, retrieved 16 December 2017

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