Lippia woodii Moldenke

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Lippia woodii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shambahla, Cumberland Rd, Nyanga

Lippia woodii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shambahla, Cumberland Rd, Nyanga

Lippia woodii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Penhalonga to Small Bridge Dam

Lippia woodii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Penhalonga to Small Bridge Dam

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Synonyms: Lippia wilmsii H. Pearson
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Status: Native
Perennial herb or subshrub, up to 1 m high. Stems somewhat 4-angular, mostly annual, except in areas protected from fire. Leaves opposite, rarely 3-whorled, narrowly lanceolate to elliptic, short straight hairs above and on the veins below, gland dots on both surfaces, aromatic when crushed; margins crenulate-serrulate, often entire in the lower third. Inflorescences densely many-flowered. Bracts much longer than the flowers, ovate, pointed, densely pubescent. Corolla cream to pale yellow.
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Habitat: In various types of woodland, grassland, along margins of vleis, in riverine vegetation and along roadsides. Mostly in sandy soils but also in disturbed areas.
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 2200 m
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Worldwide distribution: From Kenya to South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Monday 2 February 2009

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 283.

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 24.

Fernandes, R. (2005). Verbenaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(7) Pages 39 - 40.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 82.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Lippia woodii., retrieved 19 February 2018

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