Mackaya bella Harv.

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Mackaya bella

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shenstone, Mt Hampden

Mackaya bella

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shenstone, Mt Hampden

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Common names: Forest bell bush (English)
Description: Height 1-4 m. Leaves elliptic, shiny dark green above, with reddish-purple domatia in the axils; apex attenuate with a drip-tip. Inflorescences of one-sided lax terminal racemes up to 15 cm long. Corolla: tube 4 cm, narrow; lobes pale lavender, with central and lateral purple markings.
Derivation of specific name: bella: pretty
Flowering time:Sep-Nov
Worldwide distribution: South Africa (Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape) and Eswatini.
Growth form(s):
Insects associated with this species: Junonia oenone oenone (Food plant)
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Image last updated: Sunday 25 February 2007

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Mackaya bella
African Plant Database: Mackaya bella
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Mackaya bella
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Mackaya bella
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Mackaya bella
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iNaturalist: Mackaya bella
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Mackaya bella
JSTOR Plant Science: Mackaya bella
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Mackaya bella
Plants of the World Online: Mackaya bella
Tropicos: Mackaya bella
Wikipedia: Mackaya bella

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Mackaya bella., retrieved 20 May 2024

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