Monopsis decipiens (Sond.) Thulin

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Monopsis decipiens

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Near Epworth, Harare

Monopsis decipiens

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Path from carpark to Inyangombe Falls

Monopsis decipiens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haka Game Park

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Synonyms: Lobelia decipiens Sond.
Common names: Butterfly lobelia (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Annual or perennial herb.
Notes: A very attractive species, sometimes occurring in abundance, especially in spring and after an area has been burnt.
Derivation of specific name: decipiens: deceptive
Habitat: In seasonally wet areas in grassland, often growing in extensive colonies.
Altitude range: (metres) 1400 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Sep - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 29 September 2015
Literature:

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 137, plate 178

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 81.

Thulin, M. (1983). Lobeliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 147 - 148.


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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: Monopsis decipiens.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157910, retrieved 27 September 2016

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