Justicia kirkiana T. Anderson

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Justicia kirkiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by rd from Mutare to Birchenough Bridge

Justicia kirkiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Hwange NP, Main Camp.

Justicia kirkiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Hwange NP, Main Camp.

Justicia kirkiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, along road from Mutare to Birchenough Bridge

Justicia kirkiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, along road from Mutare to Birchenough Bridge

Justicia kirkiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, along road from Mutare to Birchenough Bridge

Justicia kirkiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi National Park

Justicia kirkiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi National Park

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Synonyms: Justicia woodsiae S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Slender erect annual herb, up to 40 cm. Leaves widely spread along the stem, narrowly lanceolate. Inflorescence dense, terminal. Flowers between long narrowly obovate bracts covered in long glandular hairs, pale yellow with darker lines on the lobes. See Justicia flava for comparison.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: kirkiana: named after Dr John Kirk, who accompanied David Livingstone on his Zambezi expedition of 1858
Habitat: In sandy soils in deciduous woodland, often in shade.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 30 May 2012
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 54.

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 183 - 184.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 19.

Roodt, V. (2011). Wild flowers, Waterplants and Grasses of the Okavango Delta and Kalahari "Did You Know" nature series Struik Nature for Veronica Roodt Publications Page 43. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 18.


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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: Justicia kirkiana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154490, retrieved 29 July 2016

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