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Mukuvisi Woodland offfice area
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Lone Mine Road, West of Gweru.
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Monechma debile (Forssk.) Nees
Description: Erect annual herb. Stems angular, ribbed with spreading branches. Leaves narrowly lanceolate to ovate or elliptic, more or less hairy with conspicuous veins. Inflorescences initially axillary, joining into large, often branched scorpioid cymes. Flowers in hairy, broadly rounded bracts, white to purple.
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Habitat: A weed in a wide variety if habitats, particularly in disturbed soil.
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Growth form: A
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Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 17. (Includes a picture). Comments
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Other sources of information about Justicia bracteata: African Plant Database
Justicia bracteata Biodiversity Explorer
(Biodiversity of southern Africa):
Justicia bracteata EOL
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Justicia bracteata ePIC
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Justicia bracteata Flora Zambesiaca
Justicia bracteata Google
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for
Justicia bracteata IPNI
(International Plant Names Index):
Justicia bracteata JSTOR Plant Science
Justicia bracteata Kew Herbarium catalogue
Justicia bracteata Tropicos
Justicia bracteata West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Justicia bracteata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154610, retrieved 19 May 2013
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