Plectranthus djalonensis (A. Chev.) A.J Paton

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Plectranthus djalonensis

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Plectranthus djalonensis

Photo: Mark Hyde

Plectranthus djalonensis

Photo: Mark Hyde

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Synonyms: Coleus englerastrum Roberty
Englerastrum alstonianum Hutch. & Dandy
Englerastrum djalonense A. Chev.
Englerastrum rhodesianum N.E. Br.
Englerastrum schlechteri Alston
Englerastrum schweinfurthii Briq.
Plectranthus piliferus Chiov.
Plectranthus schlechteri G├╝rke
Common names:
Status: Native
Aromatic annual herb. Stems up to 60 cm, erect or decumbent, with short, spreading or recurved hairs. Leaves opposite, spreading, ovate to ovate-oblong, 30-40 mm long, with hairs along the veins or scattered all over and sessile glands; margin entire or serrate; petiole, 0-6 mm long. Inflorescences axillary and terminal on wiry peduncles along almost the entire length of the stem. Flowers singly and oppositely or spirally arranged. Calyx 2.5-3.5 mm, hairy, campanulate with short triangular teeth. Corolla 4-5 mm long, mottled blue and white.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In open miombo and mopane woodland, in rocky places and on sand or black clay, often in wet areas.
Altitude range: (metres) 600 - 1250 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 236 - 237.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 215. as Englerastrum schweinfurthii

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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 djalonensis., retrieved 16 June 2019

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