Plectranthus caudatus S. Moore

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Plectranthus caudatus

Photo: Darrel Plowes
Chimanimani Mts

Plectranthus caudatus

Photo: Neil Crouch
Base camp to hut, Chimanimani N.P.

Plectranthus caudatus

Photo: Neil Crouch
Base camp to hut, Chimanimani N.P.

Plectranthus caudatus

Photo: Neil Crouch
Skeleton pass to Red Wall Cave, Chimanimani N.P.

Plectranthus caudatus

Photo: Neil Crouch
Skeleton pass to Red Wall Cave, Chimanimani N.P.

Plectranthus caudatus

Photo: Neil Crouch
Skeleton pass to Red Wall Cave, Chimanimani N.P.

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Synonyms:
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb up to 1 m tall, apparently not aromatic, with fleshy stems more or less sparsely hairy and with sessile pale glands. Leaves fleshy, broadly elliptic, 4-8 cm long, discolorous, darker and pubescent above, densely hairy and with pale sessile glands beneath; margin roughly crenate; petiole 0-2 mm long. Inflorescences densely-flowered and with flowers of short side branches pressed against the main axis; flowers ofthen on one side. Calyx 5-7 mm long, reddish with glandular hairs and pale sessile glands. Corolla 18-20 mm long, blue.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: caudatus: abruptly ending in a long tail-like tip
Habitat: Rocky areas in quartzite grassland
Altitude range: (metres) 1700 - 2100 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Only known from Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 8 February 2011
Literature:

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 78.

Goodier, R. & Phipps, J.B. (1961). A revised checklist of the vascular plants of the Chimanimani Mountains Kirkia 1 Page 62.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 142.

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 283 - 284. (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. (1964). The endemic species of the Chimanimani Mountains and their significance Kirkia 4 Page 149.

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


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Flora of Mozambique: Plectranthus caudatus

External websites:

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


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: Plectranthus caudatus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149790, retrieved 21 May 2019

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