Oldenlandia corymbosa L.
var. caespitosa (Benth.) Verdc.

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Oldenlandia corymbosa var. caespitosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhascuvo Ranger Camp, Gorongosa National Park

Oldenlandia corymbosa var. caespitosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhascuvo Ranger Camp, Gorongosa National Park

Oldenlandia corymbosa var. caespitosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhascuvo Ranger Camp, Gorongosa National Park

Oldenlandia corymbosa var. caespitosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhascuvo Ranger Camp, Gorongosa National Park

Oldenlandia corymbosa var. caespitosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road road from Chitengo to Pungwe River, Gorongosa National Park

Oldenlandia corymbosa var. caespitosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road road from Chitengo to Pungwe River, Gorongosa National Park

Oldenlandia corymbosa var. caespitosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road road from Chitengo to Pungwe River, Gorongosa National Park

Oldenlandia corymbosa var. caespitosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Urema Floodplain, Gorongosa National Park

Oldenlandia corymbosa var. caespitosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Urema Floodplain, Gorongosa National Park

Oldenlandia corymbosa var. caespitosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Urema Floodplain, Gorongosa National Park

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Synonyms: Oldenlandia caespitosa (Benth.) Hiern
Oldenlandia caespitosa (Benth.) Hiern var. subpedunculata (O. Kuntze) Bremek.
Oldenlandia caespitosa (Benth.) Hiern var. major Bremek.
Oldenlandia corymbosa L. var. subpedunculata O. Kuntze
Oldenlandia herbacea Roxb. var. caespitosa Benth.
Oldenlandia tenuissima Hiern
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Annual herb with prostrate to sub-erect stems up to 30 cm long. Leaves opposite, narrowly elliptic, up to 2.5 cm long, sparsely scabrid hairy above, on the margins and sometimes beneath. Stipule sheath 0.5-3 mm long with 3-5 small fimbriae. Flowers both as single flowers in the axils and as more pedunculate inflorescences, often together at the same nodes. In this variety the pedunculate inflorescences are also single-flowered. Corolla white, often tinged blue pink or purple. Capsule ovoid up to c. 2.2 × 2.8 mm, the beak scarcely raised.
Notes: This variety differs from var. corymbosa by the pedunculate inflorescences being mostly 1-flowered.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In damp sandy places, at forest edges, in woodland, grassland, among rocks by streams, along road sides and as a weed of cultivation and disturbed places.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1560 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, South Africa, Madagascar, Mascarene Islands and Middle East.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Wednesday 4 November 2015
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.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 419. (Includes a picture).

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 98.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 137 - 138. (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: Oldenlandia corymbosa var. caespitosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154910, retrieved 28 August 2016

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