Selago lacunosa Klotzsch

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Selago lacunosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Selago lacunosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Selago lacunosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

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Synonyms: Selago paniculata Thunb.
Walafrida lacunosa (Klotzsch) Rolfe
Walafrida paniculata (Thunb.) Rolfe
Common names:
Status: Native
Much-branched erect or decumbent perennial, up to c. 40 cm. Stems erect, spreading or prostrate, woody near the base, more or less crisped hairy. Leaves in clusters, linear-oblong, up to 8 × 1 mm, mostly hairless. Inflorescences of more or less spherical clusters, together arranged in lax panicles along the branches and stems. Flowers small, white.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In temporarily drying out open areas along dams and rivers, well-grazed grassland, often on Kalahari sand.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1430 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,S
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Images last updated: Friday 28 March 2008

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 168 - 169. as Walafrida paniculata (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 105.


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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: Selago lacunosa., retrieved 24 October 2016

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