Plectranthus baumii G├╝rke

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Plectranthus baumii

Photo: Mark Hyde

Plectranthus baumii

Photo: Mark Hyde

Plectranthus baumii

Photo: Mark Hyde

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Synonyms: Coleus elegantissimus G. Taylor
Holostylon baumii (Gürke) G. Taylor
Holostylon gracilipedicillatum Robyns & Lebrun
Common names:
Status: Native
Erect perennial herb, 0.6-3 m tall with stems arising from a woody rootstock. Stems erect, rounded-quadrangular, becoming leafless as flowers mature. Leaves ovate, 25-70 mm long, pubescent and with red sessile glands; margin serrate; petiole 2-7 mm long. Inflorescence lax forming a much-branched open panicle; flowers solitary in the axils of bracts. Corolla blue, 13-16 mm long, pubescent with reddish sessile glands.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In open woodland on sandy soils or in rocky areas.
Altitude range: (metres) 750 - 1650 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Congo, Malawi Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
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Images last updated: Monday 25 July 2016

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 187.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 233 - 234.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 78. as Holostylon baumii

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Flora of Botswana: Plectranthus baumii
Flora of Malawi: Plectranthus baumii
Flora of Mozambique: Plectranthus baumii
Flora of Zambia: Plectranthus baumii

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Plectranthus baumii
African Plant Database: Plectranthus baumii
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Plectranthus baumii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Plectranthus baumii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Plectranthus baumii
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Plectranthus baumii., retrieved 21 March 2018

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