Callisia repens L.

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Callisia repens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zona Tea Estates, near Mt Selinda

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Synonyms:
Common names: Creeping inch plant (English)
Frequency: Very rare
Status: Cultivated and rarely escaping
Description:
A perennial, prostrate, creeping herb with purplish stems, rooting at the nodes and often forming dense mats. Stems much branched, producing roots at their nodes. Leaves 1-4 cm long, usually green with numerous tiny purple spots, and purple beneath; densely clustered along the stems. Flowers white, small, arranged in clusters.
Notes: Planted in gardens for ground cover and in hanging baskets and very rarely escaping in Zimbabwe. Recorded as an escape in South Africa (Bromilow, 2010).
Derivation of specific name: repens: creeping
Habitat: Disturbed ground
Altitude range: (metres) 850 m (approx)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native of Central and South America and the West Indies; cultivated elsewhere and occasionally becoming naturalised.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 16 August 2014
Literature:

Bromilow, C. (2010). Problem Plants and Alien Weeds of South Africa Briza Publications, South Africa Page 325. (Includes a picture).


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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Callisia repens

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Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Callisia repens
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Callisia repens
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Callisia repens
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Callisia repens
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Callisia repens
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Callisia repens
Ispot Southern Africa : Callisia repens
JSTOR Plant Science: Callisia repens
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Callisia repens
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Callisia repens
Tropicos: Callisia repens
West African Plants database: Callisia repens


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: Callisia repens.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=214570, retrieved 25 August 2016

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