Leucas nyassae G├╝rke
var. nyassae

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Leucas nyassae var. nyassae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Leucas nyassae var. nyassae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Synonyms: Leucas megasphaera Baker
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Perennial herb with long spreading prostrate stems from which arise large sessile heads.
Derivation of specific name: nyassae: from Malawi (Nyasaland)
Habitat: In miombo or Terminalia-Combretum woodland and grassland, often in sandy open ground.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 21 December 2005

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 184. as Leucas megasphaera

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 59 - 61. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Leucas nyassae var. nyassae
Flora of Mozambique: Leucas nyassae var. nyassae
Flora of Zambia: Leucas nyassae var. nyassae

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Leucas nyassae
African Plant Database: Leucas nyassae
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Leucas nyassae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Leucas nyassae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Leucas nyassae
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Leucas nyassae
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Leucas nyassae
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Leucas nyassae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Leucas nyassae
Ispot Southern Africa: Leucas nyassae
JSTOR Plant Science: Leucas nyassae
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Leucas nyassae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Leucas nyassae
The Plant List (version 1.1): Leucas nyassae
Tropicos: Leucas nyassae

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: Leucas nyassae var. nyassae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149340, retrieved 18 December 2018

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