Pentanisia sykesii Hutch.
subsp. otomerioides Verdc.

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Pentanisia sykesii subsp. otomerioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Halfway House, near Headlands

Pentanisia sykesii subsp. otomerioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Halfway House, near Headlands

Pentanisia sykesii subsp. otomerioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Halfway House, near Headlands

Pentanisia sykesii subsp. otomerioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Halfway House, near Headlands

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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with prostrate, spreading or erect stems up to c. 30 cm long, growing from a woody rootstock. Leaves opposite, ovate-lanceolate to elliptic-oblong, 1-6 cm long, lateral veins almost invisible, hairless. Flowers in dense capitate inflorescences, blue, rarely white; styles 3-5, exserted. Fruit spherical, 4-8 mm in diameter, fleshy and succulent, shallowly lobed, hairless, black when ripe. For differences between this species and the similar P. schweinfurthii consult the key to species.
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Habitat: Occurring in grassland and along roadsides, flowering soon after the grass has been burned.
Altitude range: (metres) 1050 - 1810 m
Flowering time:Aug - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Images last updated: Tuesday 2 February 2010
Literature:

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 61 - 62.


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African Plant Database: Pentanisia sykesii
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pentanisia sykesii
Ispot Southern Africa : Pentanisia sykesii
JSTOR Plant Science: Pentanisia sykesii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pentanisia sykesii
Tropicos: Pentanisia sykesii
West African Plants database: Pentanisia sykesii


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: Pentanisia sykesii subsp. otomerioides.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155690, retrieved 2 July 2016

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