Asystasia retrocarpa T. Edwards

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Asystasia retrocarpa

Photo: Penny English
Near the Kwalusi staff village, Bubye Valley conservancy

Asystasia retrocarpa

Photo: Penny English
Near the Kwalusi staff village, Bubye Valley conservancy

Asystasia retrocarpa

Photo: Penny English
Near the Kwalusi staff village, Bubye Valley conservancy

Asystasia retrocarpa

Photo: Penny English
Near the Kwalusi staff village, Bubye Valley conservancy

Asystasia retrocarpa

Photo: Penny English
Near the Kwalusi staff village, Bubye Valley conservancy

Asystasia retrocarpa

Photo: Penny English
Near the Kwalusi staff village, Bubye Valley conservancy

Asystasia retrocarpa

Photo: Penny English
Near the Kwalusi staff village, Bubye Valley conservancy

Asystasia retrocarpa

Photo: Penny English
Near the Kwalusi staff village, Bubye Valley conservancy

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Status: Native
Description:
Much branched annual or perennial herb; stems to 60 cm long. Leaves linear-lanceolate to ovate, hairless to sparsely hairy; petiole indistinct. Racemes axillary and terminal with relatively few (2-4) flowers. Peduncles 1-4 cm long; bracts and bracteoles linear-subulate, hairless. Pedicels 3-10 mm long, densely pubescent, sharply reflexed in the fruiting stage. Calyx lobes subequal, linear-subulate. Corolla 15-16 mm long, more or less 2-lipped, white with mauve markings on the lower lip. Capsule 12-20 × 3-4 mm, pendulous, hairless.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: retrocarpa: presumably referring to the pedicel and capsule being reflexed against the inflorescence axis.
Habitat: In mopane woodland
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Mozambique and northern and eastern South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,S
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Images last updated: Thursday 5 January 2017
Literature:

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 127 - 129.


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JSTOR Plant Science: Asystasia retrocarpa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Asystasia retrocarpa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Asystasia retrocarpa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Asystasia retrocarpa
Tropicos: Asystasia retrocarpa


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: Asystasia retrocarpa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=222620, retrieved 23 February 2017

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