Otiophora inyangana N.E. Br.
subsp. inyangana

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Otiophora inyangana subsp. inyangana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba road near Tom Hulley road turn-off

Otiophora inyangana subsp. inyangana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track to Bunga Views, Vumba

Otiophora inyangana subsp. inyangana

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

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Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Many-stemmed, perennial dwarf shrub, growing from a yellowish woody base. Stems up to 90 cm long, usually erect but sometimes prostrate, forming mats. Leaves opposite or 3-4-whorled, linear-lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, up to 33 × 13 mm, usually broadest at or below the middle. Inflorescences many-flowered spherical heads, 2-4 cm in diameter. Corolla whitish, pale pink, mauve or purplish, densely hairy in the tube, lobed, spreading and curled back, stamens long exserted. See O. inyangana subsp. parvifolia for comparison.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: inyangana: of Nyangani
Habitat: In rocky montane grassland and along forest edges.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 2580 m
Flowering time:Nov - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe and adjacent parts of Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Images last updated: Friday 24 July 2015
Literature:

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 73.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Page 146.


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African Plant Database: Otiophora inyangana
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Otiophora inyangana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Otiophora inyangana
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Otiophora inyangana
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Otiophora inyangana
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Otiophora inyangana
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Otiophora inyangana
Ispot Southern Africa : Otiophora inyangana
JSTOR Plant Science: Otiophora inyangana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Otiophora inyangana
Tropicos: Otiophora inyangana
West African Plants database: Otiophora inyangana


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: Otiophora inyangana subsp. inyangana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156650, retrieved 6 December 2016

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