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:

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 44. As Plectranthus chimanimanensis

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.

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 88.

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
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Plectranthus chimanimanensis
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Plectranthus chimanimanensis
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Plectranthus chimanimanensis
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Plectranthus chimanimanensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149800, retrieved 29 November 2020

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