Justicia nyassana Lindau

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Justicia nyassana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Turn-off to Cecil Kop Nature Reserve, Christmas Pass, Mutare.

Justicia nyassana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Turn-off to Cecil Kop Nature Reserve, Christmas Pass, Mutare.

Justicia nyassana

Photo: Mark Hyde
Close to Aberfoyle Lodge

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Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with erect, ascending or scrambling stems, up to 100 cm tall. Leaves opposite, more or less narrowly ovate or elliptic, 1-7 cm, greyish pubescent, sometimes only on the midrib and larger veins; margin entire. Flowers singly or in 2-3-flowered clusters, together forming more or less dense terminal (rarely also axillary) spike-like inflorescences, 1-15 cm long. Rhachis, bracts and calyces covered with whitish or yellowish short and long hairs and stalked glands. Corolla 2-lipped, pale to deep mauve or pink, with purple lines on the lower lip; tube 4-8 mm long, often with stalked glands on the basal part; lower lip spreading, 4-10 mm long. Capsule up to 6-9.5 mm long, puberulous.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: nyassana: of Nyasaland (now Malawi) where the type specimen was found.
Habitat: Along paths, clearings and margins in forest, damp places in woodland or on roadsides.
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Worldwide distribution: CAR, DRC, Burundi, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Monday 30 September 2013
Literature:

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 182 - 183.

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


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Justicia nyassana
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West African Plants database: Justicia nyassana


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 nyassana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154510, retrieved 25 July 2016

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