Oldenlandia affinis (Roem. & Schult.) DC.
var. fugax (Vatke) Verdc.

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Oldenlandia affinis var. fugax

Photo: Bart Wursten
Carpark, Vumba Botanic Gardens

Oldenlandia affinis var. fugax

Photo: Bart Wursten
Edge of Aberfoyle Golf course

Oldenlandia affinis var. fugax

Photo: Bart Wursten
Edge of Aberfoyle Golf course

Oldenlandia affinis var. fugax

Photo: Bart Wursten
Edge of Aberfoyle Golf course

Oldenlandia affinis var. fugax

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mkwari Estate, on scenic drive around Lake Kyle

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Synonyms: Hedyotis affinis Roem. & Schult.
Hedyotis decumbens Hochst.
Oldenlandia decumbens (Hochst.) Hiern
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with erect scrambling or trailing stems and linear-lanceolate to elliptic leaves. Flowers deep blue to violet, 1-several per stalk.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: affinis: related to or allied to
Habitat: A species of woodlands, thickets, grassland rocky hillsides, roadsides and abandoned cultivation.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1560 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Madagascar and the Comoro Islands.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 26 January 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 102.

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 72.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 90.

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 131 - 132.


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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: Oldenlandia affinis var. fugax.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154850, retrieved 24 August 2016

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