Priva flabelliformis (Moldenke) R. Fern.

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Priva flabelliformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tiger Kloof, Mutare

Priva flabelliformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tiger Kloof, Mutare

Priva flabelliformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near entrance to Zona Tea Estates

Priva flabelliformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

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Synonyms: Priva cordifolia (L.f.) Druce var. flabelliformis Moldenke
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Shrubby herb with annual stems growing from a perennial rootstock. Stems 4-angled, covered in coarse hairs. Leaves ovate, silvery below. Flowers in slender, elongated spikes, white with purple stripes on the lower corolla lobes. Fruit enclosed in inflated calyx tube, covered in hooked, sticky hairs.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In woodland and scrub, often in disturbed areas.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:Sep - Apr
Worldwide distribution: DRC, East Africa, southwards to South Africa and in Madagascar
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Monday 2 February 2009

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 175. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 45.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 29.

Fernandes, R. (2005). Verbenaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(7) Pages 55 - 58. (Includes a picture).

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 110.

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Flora of Botswana: Priva flabelliformis
Flora of Mozambique: Priva flabelliformis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Priva flabelliformis
African Plant Database: Priva flabelliformis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Priva flabelliformis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Priva flabelliformis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Priva flabelliformis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Priva flabelliformis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Priva flabelliformis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Priva flabelliformis
iNaturalist: Priva flabelliformis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Priva flabelliformis
JSTOR Plant Science: Priva flabelliformis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Priva flabelliformis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Priva flabelliformis
Plants of the World Online: Priva flabelliformis
Tropicos: Priva flabelliformis
Wikipedia: Priva flabelliformis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Priva flabelliformis., retrieved 28 October 2021

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