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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Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
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.
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

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
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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 23 October 2016

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