Equilabium stenophyllum (Baker) Mwany. & A.J.Paton

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Equilabium stenophyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By path from Kopje Tops to Tingwa Raphia Palm Botanical Reserve, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Equilabium stenophyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By path from Kopje Tops to Tingwa Raphia Palm Botanical Reserve, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Equilabium stenophyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By path from Kopje Tops to Tingwa Raphia Palm Botanical Reserve, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Equilabium stenophyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By path from Kopje Tops to Tingwa Raphia Palm Botanical Reserve, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Equilabium stenophyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small Bridge Dam

Equilabium stenophyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small Bridge Dam

Equilabium stenophyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small Bridge Dam

Equilabium stenophyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small Bridge Dam

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Synonyms: Plectranthus stenophyllus Baker
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial aromatic herb with one or sometimes several annual stems, 0.2-1 m high, growing from a woody tuberous rootstock. Stems erect, 4-angled, more or less densely covered in ascending or spreading hairs. Leaves sessile or very shortly petiolate, sometimes clasping the stem, narrowly ovate-elliptic, 2-13 cm long, sparsely hairy and with reddish sessile glands; margin shallowly serrulate; petiole 0-8 mm long. Inflorescence lax to condensed with 6-flowered clusters up to 35 mm apart. Calyx 2-3 mm long,up to 7 mm in fruit,with red sessile glands, funnel-shaped to tubular, slightly curved. Corolla pinkish purple to deep reddish purple, 12-17 mm long, pubescent and with red sessile glands; tube 7-10 mm long; upper lip vertical, as long as lower lip; lower lip 5-7 mm long, horizontal or ascending, enclosing the stamens, densely pubescent inside with purple hairs.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: stenophyllus: narrow-leaved
Habitat: In open woodland and grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 1800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Southeastern Tanzania, Malawi, northern Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 1 October 2019
Literature:

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. as Plectranthus stenophyllus

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Page 229. as Plectranthus stenophyllus

Paton, A.J., Mwanyambo, M., Govaerts, R.H.A., Smitha, K., Suddee, S., Phillipson, P.B., Wilson, T.C., Forster, P.I., Culham, A. (2019). Nomenclatural changes in Coleus and Plectranthus (Lamiaceae): a tale of more than two genera Phytokeys 129 Page 125. (Includes a picture).


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Equilabium stenophyllum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Equilabium stenophyllum
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Equilabium stenophyllum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149970, retrieved 27 November 2020

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