Conostomium natalense (Hochst.) Bremek.

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Conostomium natalense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Leopard Rock Game Reserve, Vumba

Conostomium natalense

Photo: Bart Wursten
John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Conostomium natalense

Photo: Bart Wursten
John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Conostomium natalense

Photo: Petra Ballings
The Gwasha, Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

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Synonyms: Oldenlandia natalensis (Hochst.) Kuntze
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent in Eastern Highlands
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial, branched herb or shrublet, up to 1.2 m tall. Stems 4-angled, woody at the base. Leaves opposite, lanceolate, up to c. 7 × 2.3 cm, with a long, narrowly tapering, pointed apex, hairless to pubescent, particularly on the midrib below. Flowers in a terminal heads on the upper branches, sourrounded by leafy bracts. Corolla pale blue, lilac or purplish-pink; tube 1-1.7 cm long; lobes 5-4.5 mm long. Fruit ovoid-globose, 5-7 mm long, beaked.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: natalense: of Natal, South Africa
Habitat: In open grassland and bracken scrub.
Altitude range: (metres) 960 - 2100 m
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 13 March 2012
Literature:

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 101 - 103. (Includes a picture).


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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: Conostomium natalense.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154790, retrieved 27 June 2016

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