Diclis petiolaris Benth.

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Synonyms: Anarrhinum pechuelii Kuntze
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Status: Native
Prostrate or decumbent herb. Stems much branched, up to 25 cm long, with short glandular hairs. Leaves elliptic, obovate or almost round, glandular hairy long hairs on both surfaces; margin entire or obscurely toothed; petiole 9-17 mm long, with glandular hairs. Flowers solitary, axillary, white with purple markings in the throat; corolla with a broad, subdeltoid spur up to 2.5 mm long; upper lip small, 2-lobed; lower lip large, 3-lobed, broad, rounded.
Derivation of specific name: petiolaris: with a (distinct) petiole
Habitat: In the damp areas in woodland, grassland and forest, along streams and rivers and in marshy areas.
Altitude range: (metres) 700 - 1900 m
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: W,S
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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 77.

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 13 - 14. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 103.

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Flora of Botswana: Diclis petiolaris
Flora of Zambia: Diclis petiolaris

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Diclis petiolaris
African Plant Database: Diclis petiolaris
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JSTOR Plant Science: Diclis petiolaris
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Diclis petiolaris
Plants of the World Online: Diclis petiolaris
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Wikipedia: Diclis petiolaris

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Diclis petiolaris.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150980, retrieved 28 February 2024

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