Dyschoriste thunbergiifolia (S. Moore) Lindau

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Dyschoriste thunbergiifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hillside, Harare.

Dyschoriste thunbergiifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hillside, Harare.

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Synonyms: Calophanes thunbergiiflora S. Moore
Common names:
Description: Much-branched shrub up to 2 m high. Most parts with sticky glands. Leaves ovate-elliptic, 1.5-5.5 cm long, pubescent, particularly on the veins. Flowers in 3-18-flowered axillary clusters, sometimes solitary towards the tips of branches. Corolla 5-lobed, trumpet-shaped, only slightly zygomorphic, white, mauve, purple, lilac or pale to dark blue with darker patches in the throat and on the lower lip.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: thunbergiiflora: with flowers like a Thunbergia.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native to drier bush in Kenya and Uganda. A popular garden plant in South-central and Southern Africa.
Growth form(s):
Insects associated with this species: Calesia zambesita (Larval foodplant)
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Literature:

Vollesen, K. (2009). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 195 - 196.

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Flora of Zambia: cultivated Dyschoriste thunbergiifolia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dyschoriste thunbergiifolia
African Plant Database: Dyschoriste thunbergiifolia
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dyschoriste thunbergiifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dyschoriste thunbergiifolia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Dyschoriste thunbergiifolia
Tropicos: Dyschoriste thunbergiifolia


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Dyschoriste thunbergiifolia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=163030, retrieved 27 June 2019

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