Otiophora scabra Zucc.
subsp. scabra

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Otiophora scabra subsp. scabra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bridal Veil Falls, Chimanimani.

Otiophora scabra subsp. scabra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bridal Veil Falls, Chimanimani.

Otiophora scabra subsp. scabra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa, nr 'col'

Otiophora scabra subsp. scabra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa, nr 'col'

Otiophora scabra subsp. scabra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mpinge Pass, Great Dyke

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Synonyms: Pentanisia spicata S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Much-branched annual, rarely perennial, herb or straggling subshrub, usually less than 1 m tall. Leaves opposite, sometimes appearing whorled, 15-90 mm long, ovate to lanceolate, hairless to densely hairy, particularly above. Flowers in spike-like inflorescences, elongating up to 25 cm when in fruit. Corolla lilac, mauve, blue, reddish or white, c. 6 mm in diameter.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: scabra: scabrid or rough to the touch.
Habitat: In grassland, scrub and woodland, often in rocky places or in disturbed ground.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Burundi, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
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Images last updated: Thursday 20 December 2012
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 245. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 165.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 143 - 145. (Includes a picture).


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Flora of Malawi: Otiophora scabra subsp. scabra
Flora of Mozambique: Otiophora scabra subsp. scabra
Flora of Zambia: Otiophora scabra subsp. scabra

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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Otiophora scabra
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Ispot Southern Africa : Otiophora scabra
JSTOR Plant Science: Otiophora scabra
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Otiophora scabra
Tropicos: Otiophora scabra
West African Plants database: Otiophora scabra


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 scabra subsp. scabra.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156680, retrieved 1 October 2016

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