Orthosiphon allenii (C.H. Wright) Codd

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Orthosiphon allenii

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Mtoroshanga Pass

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Synonyms: Icomum hockii De Wild.
Plectranthus allenii C.H. Wright
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Status: Native
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
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
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Images last updated: Thursday 1 April 2010
Literature:

Paton, A.J. et al. (2009). Lamiaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 181.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 147 - 148.


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African Plant Database: Orthosiphon allenii
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Orthosiphon allenii
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Orthosiphon allenii
Ispot Southern Africa : Orthosiphon allenii
JSTOR Plant Science: Orthosiphon allenii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Orthosiphon allenii
Tropicos: Orthosiphon allenii
West African Plants database: Orthosiphon allenii


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: Orthosiphon allenii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=164640, retrieved 24 August 2016

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