Plectranthus bojeri (Benth.) Hedge

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Plectranthus bojeri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Plectranthus bojeri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Plectranthus bojeri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Plectranthus bojeri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Plectranthus bojeri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Plectranthus bojeri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Plectranthus bojeri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

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Synonyms: Coleus bojeri Benth.
Coleus latifolius Hochst. ex Benth.
Solenostemon latifolius (Hochst. ex Benth.) J.K. Morton
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect or ascending annual or short-lived perennial herb, up to 1 m tall, sometimes taller. Stems 4-angled, sometimes rooting at the lower nodes, variously hairy and often with red sessile glands. Leaves opposite, ovate-rhombic, up to 12 cm long, sometimes purple-tinged, pubescent and with scattered red sessile glands, margin more or less deeply crenate-serrate; petiole up to 6.5 mm long. Inflorescence usually lax with many, more or less widely separated, 10-30-flowered verticils. Corolla blue to deep purple, often with reddish sessile glands,2-lipped; upper lip erect, shorter than lower lip; lower lip boar-shaped, often hiding the stamens. Nutlets ovoid, c. 1 mm long, brown, speckled reddish.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: bojeri: after Wenceslas Bojer (1795/1797-1856), Czech naturalist, horticulturist and botanist at the Imperial Museum at Vienna who collected extensively in Mauritius, Madagascar, Comoro Islands and on the East coast of Africa.
Habitat: In grassland, woodland, open rocky areas, clearings in forest and disturbed places.
Altitude range: (metres) 700 - 2100 m
Flowering time:Mar - Aug
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical and southern Africa and Madagascar
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 8 February 2011
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 33. As Solenostemon latifolius

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 266 - 268.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 114. as Solenostemon latifolius

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


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Plectranthus bojeri
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Plectranthus bojeri
The Plant List (version 1.1): Plectranthus bojeri
Tropicos: Plectranthus bojeri


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 bojeri.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150090, retrieved 26 June 2019

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