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Description: Small erect herb up to 10 cm high, growing from a tuber. Leaves opposite, sessile, linear-lanceolate, 7-9 cm long, hairy and glandular above. Inflorescences lax, terminal and axillary. Corolla tube campanulate, 3-4 mm long, hairy outside; lobes ovate to obovate, 10-12 mm long, spreading, hairy outside, magenta to whitish. Corona with 7-10 mm long, filiform, hairless. Fruit in erect, paired follicles, very narrowly ellipsoid, c. 45 mm long.
Notes: This species was previously believed to occur in Northern South Africa too but that is now considered a different species called R. villicorona.
Derivation of specific name:
chimanimaniana: of the Chimanimani Mts.
Habitat: Occurring in rocky montane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres)
2000 m (approx)
Worldwide distribution: Chimanimani Mts, Zimbabwe.
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Other sources of information about Raphionacme chimanimania: External websites: Biodiversity Explorer
(Biodiversity of southern Africa):
Raphionacme chimanimania EOL
(Encyclopedia of Life):
Raphionacme chimanimania ePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center):
Raphionacme chimanimania Flora Zambesiaca
Raphionacme chimanimania Google
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for
Raphionacme chimanimania IPNI
(International Plant Names Index):
Raphionacme chimanimania Ispot Southern Africa
Raphionacme chimanimania JSTOR Plant Science
Raphionacme chimanimania Kew Herbarium catalogue
Raphionacme chimanimania Tropicos
Raphionacme chimanimania West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Raphionacme chimanimania.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=164580, retrieved 29 May 2016
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