Kohautia subverticillata (K. Schum.) D. Mantell
subsp. subverticillata

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Kohautia subverticillata subsp. subverticillata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chiyire R. bridge, by Mutare to Birchenough Br. rd

Kohautia subverticillata subsp. subverticillata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chiyire R. bridge, by Mutare to Birchenough Br. rd

Kohautia subverticillata subsp. subverticillata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chiyire R. bridge, by Mutare to Birchenough Br. rd

Kohautia subverticillata subsp. subverticillata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Masuma Dam, Hwange National Park

Kohautia subverticillata subsp. subverticillata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Masuma Dam, Hwange National Park

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Synonyms: Kohautia lasiocarpa var. xerophila (Schinz) Bremek.
Oldenlandia subverticillata K. Schum.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual herb, often slender and unbranched but may be much-branched up to 60 cm tall. Leaves linear-lanceolate; margins often revolute. Flowers in pairs at the nodes, whitish or yellowish green. Fruit a subspherical capsule, crowned with the triangular remains of the calyx lobes. Most parts of the plant papillose.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: subverticillata: almost or partly whorled
Habitat: In sandy and stony soils in grassland and open woodland, disturbed areas and roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres) 480 - 1750 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Burundi and Tanzania, South to Angola, Namibia and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 2 September 2011
Literature:

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 109. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 97.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 89 - 90.


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West African Plants database: Kohautia subverticillata


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: Kohautia subverticillata subsp. subverticillata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154770, retrieved 29 August 2016

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