Hypoestes aristata (Vahl) Roem. & Schult.

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Hypoestes aristata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Hypoestes aristata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Common names: Ribbon bush (English)
Frequency: Locally common in high rainfall areas
Status: Native
A bushy perennial. Inflorescences in leaf axils in more or less dense whorls.
Derivation of specific name: aristata: bearing a long bristle-like point; aristate
Habitat: Occurs in a variety of habitats, usually in fairly moist areas.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Mar - Aug
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 22 March 2008

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

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 132 - 133. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 48. as Hypoestes aristata aristata and Hypoestes aristata alba (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. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 298 - 299.

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

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 194.


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West African Plants database: Hypoestes aristata

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: Hypoestes aristata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154280, retrieved 21 October 2016

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