Otiophora lanceolata Verdc.

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Otiophora lanceolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Eastern slopes of Mt Shanhani, Eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Otiophora lanceolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Eastern slopes of Mt Shanhani, Eastern Chimanimani Mts.

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Status: Native
Description:
Many-stemmed straggling shrubby herb with stems up to 1 m long. Leaves mostly opposite, lanceolate, spreading, 23-40 mm long, hairless except for a few short hairs on margin or midrib above. Inflorescence 20-30-flowered, head-like but elongating and spike-like up to c. 10 cm in fruit. Calyx with enlarged leaf-like lobe, 2.5-5 mm long. Corolla white, hairless outside; throat and tube a little hairy inside; tube 3.5-5 mm long; lobes more or less lanceolate, 3-4 mm long.
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Derivation of specific name: lanceolata: lanceolate
Habitat: Mostly in damp or wet grassy places.
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Worldwide distribution: Only known from areas below the Chimanimani Mts in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Images last updated: Saturday 15 August 2015
Literature:

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 145 - 146.


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African Plant Database: Otiophora lanceolata
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Otiophora lanceolata
Ispot Southern Africa : Otiophora lanceolata
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Otiophora lanceolata
Tropicos: Otiophora lanceolata
West African Plants database: Otiophora lanceolata


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 lanceolata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156670, retrieved 3 December 2016

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