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.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 174.

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Plectranthus caudatus
African Plant Database: 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
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Plectranthus caudatus
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Plectranthus caudatus
JSTOR Plant Science: Plectranthus caudatus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Plectranthus caudatus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Plectranthus caudatus
Plants of the World Online: Plectranthus caudatus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Plectranthus caudatus
Tropicos: Plectranthus caudatus
Wikipedia: 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 15 September 2019

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