Thunbergia schimbensis S. Moore

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Thunbergia schimbensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
BR

Thunbergia schimbensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
BR

Thunbergia schimbensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
BR

Thunbergia schimbensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
BR

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Frequency: Very rare in Zimbabwe. Apparently only known from a single record: Mavi 1304, January 3 1970, Marange (SRGH, BR).
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, growing from a fleshy, creeping rootstock. Stems erect, ascending, trailing or climbing, up to 50 cm long, more or less densely hairy. Leaves opposite, ovate, 3-10 cm long, more or less densely hairy on both surfaces, more so on the veins below, somewhat cordate at the base, rarely with 2 small basal lobes; margin entire or irregularly crenate-dentate; petiole 4-25 mm long. Flowers solitary or in opposite pairs in the leaf axils. Corolla pure white to very pale mauve. Capsule 6-9 mm long with a beak, 8-12 mm long.
Notes: A note about the discovery of the only specimen of Thunbergia schimbensis known from Zimbabwe may be found on this page.
Derivation of specific name: schimbensis, referring to the Shimba Hills in southeastern Kenya, where the type specimen was found.
Habitat: Occurring in woodland and wooded grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 1050 m
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Wednesday 24 March 2010
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 20.

Vollesen, K. (2009). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 74.


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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: Thunbergia schimbensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=170460, retrieved 25 July 2016

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