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Icomum hockii De Wild. Plectranthus allenii C.H. Wright
Description: Erect perennial herb, up to c. 30 cm tall, growing from a small woody rootstock. Roots with small tubers, up to 3 cm long. Stems 4-angled, with appressed hairs and scattered sessile glands, usually denser towards the inflorescence. Leaves usually strictly in a basal rosette, sometimes also 1-2 pairs of leaves along the stem, elliptic up to 12 × 5 cm, mostly hairless but gland-dotted; margin sinuate-crenate; petiole 5-20 mm long. Inflorescence with many 6-flowered verticils, 10-25 mm apart. Corolla pink to mauve, sometimes with white markings, 2-lipped; lower lip cup-shaped, enclosing the stamens.
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Habitat: Occurring in seasonally flooded grassland, sometimes in Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
900 - 1800 m
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Growth form: P
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Content last updated: Thursday 1 April 2010
Lamiaceae Paton, A.J. et al. (2009). FTEA Page 181. Comments
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Other sources of information about Orthosiphon allenii: Flora of Mozambique
Orthosiphon allenii African Plant Database
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Orthosiphon allenii Flora Zambesiaca
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Orthosiphon allenii IPNI
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Orthosiphon allenii JSTOR Plant Science
Orthosiphon allenii Kew Herbarium catalogue
Orthosiphon allenii Tropicos
Orthosiphon allenii West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Orthosiphon allenii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=164640, retrieved 20 June 2013
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