Aeollanthus viscosus Ryding

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Aeollanthus viscosus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Aeollanthus viscosus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Aeollanthus viscosus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Aeollanthus viscosus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Aeollanthus viscosus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Aeollanthus viscosus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb or subshrub, restricted to the quartzite soils of the Chimanimani Mts. Stems 1-several, erect or ascending, up to 40 cm long, densely covered with upcurved hairs. Leaves opposite, petiolate, elliptic, up to 30-80 × 12-30 mm with prominent veins beneath; margins crenate-dentate to subentire. Inflorescence a lax panicle. Bracts elliptic or oblanceolate, up to 3.5 mm long. Corolla white or pink; upper lip subequally 4-lobed with violet markings; lower lip slightly boat-shaped; style longer than the lower lip.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: viscosus: viscid, sticky
Habitat: On quartzite soils
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Worldwide distribution: Confined to the Chimanimani mountains of Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Images last updated: Sunday 25 May 2014
Literature:

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 54.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Page 308.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 93.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aeollanthus viscosus
African Plant Database: Aeollanthus viscosus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Aeollanthus viscosus
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aeollanthus viscosus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Aeollanthus viscosus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Aeollanthus viscosus
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Ispot Southern Africa: Aeollanthus viscosus
JSTOR Plant Science: Aeollanthus viscosus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aeollanthus viscosus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aeollanthus viscosus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Aeollanthus viscosus
Tropicos: Aeollanthus viscosus


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: Species information: Aeollanthus viscosus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149640, retrieved 23 July 2019

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