Plectranthus chimanimanensis S. Moore

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Plectranthus chimanimanensis

Photo: Rawdon Goodier
Chimanimani Mts

Plectranthus chimanimanensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near summit Castle Beacon, Vumba

Plectranthus chimanimanensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near summit Castle Beacon, Vumba

Plectranthus chimanimanensis

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

Plectranthus chimanimanensis

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

Plectranthus chimanimanensis

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

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Synonyms:
Common names: Chimanimani spur flower (English)
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Aromatic small shrub, up to 1.2 m tall. Stems woody below, often purple-reddish above. Leaves thick and fleshy, elliptic, 10-15 mm long, discolorous; margin crenate, rolled under, sparsely set with red sessile glands; petiole 1-3 mm long. Inflorescence lax with 2-6-flowered whorls, 5-10 mm apart; inflorescence branches and calyces purple-red. Calyx 3-4 mm long, pubescent with yellowish glands. Corolla 6-12 mm long, pink or white with pink lobes, upper and lower lip subequal, 2-4 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: chimanimanensis: of the Chimanimani mountains
Habitat: Rocky grasslands on mountain slopes
Altitude range: (metres) Above 1200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Border highlands of Zimbabwe and Mozambique, including Mt Gorongosa. It is not confined to the Chimanimani mountains
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Friday 6 April 2007
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 143.

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 207 - 208.

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): Plectranthus chimanimanensis
African Plant Database: Plectranthus chimanimanensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Plectranthus chimanimanensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Plectranthus chimanimanensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Plectranthus chimanimanensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Plectranthus chimanimanensis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Plectranthus chimanimanensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Plectranthus chimanimanensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Plectranthus chimanimanensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Plectranthus chimanimanensis
Plants of the World Online: Plectranthus chimanimanensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Plectranthus chimanimanensis
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Wikipedia: Plectranthus chimanimanensis


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 chimanimanensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149800, retrieved 18 August 2019

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