Pycnostachys reticulata (E. Mey.) Benth.

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Pycnostachys reticulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road near entrance John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Pycnostachys reticulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road near entrance John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Pycnostachys reticulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road near entrance John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Pycnostachys reticulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road near entrance John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Pycnostachys reticulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road near entrance John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Pycnostachys reticulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Circular Drive towards Mt Nyangani, Nyanga National Park.

Pycnostachys reticulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Circular Drive towards Mt Nyangani, Nyanga National Park.

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Synonyms: Echinostachys reticulata E. Mey.
Common names: Pale hedgehog flower (English)
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Description:
Erect perennial herb, up to c. 2 m tall. Stems 1-few, simple or sparsely branched. Leaves (sub)sessile; linear-lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, 4-11.5 cm long, almost hairless or pubescent; apex acute to acuminate; margin regularly toothed. Inflorescences solitary or several borne on upper branches; central spike always largest, 3-5(8) cm long. Calyx puberulous, purple; teeth 3-4 mm long, spiny. Corolla 8-18 mm long, pale to sky blue, pale mauve, pinkish or almost white.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: reticulata: reticulated, referring to the network of veins on the leaves.
Habitat: In vleis and moist grassy places.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jan - May
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique(?), Zimbabwe, Eswatini and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Tuesday 13 March 2012
Literature:

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 46.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 79.

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 56.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 316 - 326. (Includes a picture).


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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Pycnostachys reticulata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149700, retrieved 24 November 2020

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