Anisotes sessiliflorus (T. Anderson) C. B. Clarke

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Anisotes sessiliflorus

Photo: Olivier Maurin
Nhambita, edge of Gwasha, 1.45 km N of the Pungwe river, measuring from 400 m W of the point in river closest to the Old cotton factory.

Anisotes sessiliflorus

Photo: Olivier Maurin
Nhambita, edge of Gwasha, 1.45 km N of the Pungwe river, measuring from 400 m W of the point in river closest to the Old cotton factory.

Anisotes sessiliflorus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sandforest loop, Gorongosa National Park

Anisotes sessiliflorus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sandforest loop, Gorongosa National Park

Anisotes sessiliflorus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sandforest loop, Gorongosa National Park

Anisotes sessiliflorus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sandforest loop, Gorongosa National Park

Anisotes sessiliflorus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sandforest loop, Gorongosa National Park

Anisotes sessiliflorus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lower slopes Mt Bunga, northwestern Gorongosa National Park

Anisotes sessiliflorus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lower slopes Mt Bunga, northwestern Gorongosa National Park

Anisotes sessiliflorus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lower slopes Mt Bunga, northwestern Gorongosa National Park

Anisotes sessiliflorus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lower slopes Mt Bunga, northwestern Gorongosa National Park

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Synonyms: Anisotus sessiliflorus subsp. iringensis Baden
Himantochilus sessiliflorus T. Anderson
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub, to 3 m tall. Young branches ± 4-angled and longitudinally ridged, pale yellowish brown, older branches (dark) grey to purplish grey. Leaves 6-15 × 3-6 cm, ovate to elliptic, apex somewhat tapering to a point or rounded, base prolonged down the axis; petiole absent or ill defined to 2 mm long. Flowers in clusters of 1-3, axillary, sessile; bracts 2-2.5 mm long. Corolla tube yellow, orange to bright red, glandular hairy and with long soft hairs; 2-lipped; tube shorter than the lips.
Notes: Differs from A. rogersii by having bigger leaves and smaller bracts.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In mopane woodland, bushland and dry riverine scrub.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 300 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Friday 13 February 2015
Literature:

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Page 237.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 274.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Anisotes sessiliflorus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=216290, retrieved 12 December 2017

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