Plectranthus hereroensis Engl.

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Plectranthus hereroensis

Photo: Bart Wursten

Plectranthus hereroensis

Photo: Bart Wursten

Plectranthus hereroensis

Photo: Bart Wursten

Plectranthus hereroensis

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Synonyms: Coleus myrianthus (Briq.) Brenan
Plectranthus myrianthus Briq.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Tall annual or weakly perennial herb up to 1.2 m, sometimes taller. Leaves ovate to ovate-triangular; undersurface with reddish or brown gland dots. Inflorescences terminal, tall and many-flowered. Flowers pale to deep blue, rarely white.
Derivation of specific name: hereroensis: from Hereroland in Namibia, inhabited by the Herero people
Habitat: On rocky, wooded hillsides.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Dec - Jun
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 24 June 2012

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

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 29.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 341. (Includes a picture).

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 256 - 257.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 79.

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

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Plectranthus hereroensis., retrieved 19 January 2022

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