Antherothamnus pearsonii N.E. Br.

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Antherothamnus pearsonii

Photo: Peta-Ann Ditchburn
Near Efifi Picnic site, Matobo National Park

Antherothamnus pearsonii

Photo: Peta-Ann Ditchburn
Near Efifi Picnic site, Matobo National Park

Antherothamnus pearsonii

Photo: Peta-Ann Ditchburn
Near Efifi Picnic site, Matobo National Park

Antherothamnus pearsonii

Photo: Peta-Ann Ditchburn
Near Efifi Picnic site, Matobo National Park

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Synonyms: Antherothamnus rigidus (L. Bolus) E. Phillips
Selaginastrum rigidum (L. Bolus) Schinz & Thell.
Sutera rigida L. Bolus
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Bushy, glabrous shrub to 3 m. Leaves 3-5(-10) × 1-1.5(-3.5) mm, alternate or borne in fascicles, obovate, slightly fleshy, shortly glandular-hairy when young, becoming glabrous; minutely dark-punctate; base cuneate; apex obtuse. Racemes 1-1.5 cm long, bearing alternate, pedicellate flowers. Calyx lobes linear, obtuse. Corolla white with a yellow throat; tube 2.5-4 mm long, narrowly funnel-shaped; lobes ± circular, the lower pair smaller. Capsule ovoid.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: pearsonii: named for Professor H.H.W. Pearson who found the type specimen during the Percy Sladen Memorial Expedition in Namibia in 1908-1909
Habitat: Rocky hillsides
Altitude range: (metres) 960 - 1220 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa (Limpopo and Northwest Provinces)
Zimbabwe distribution: W
Growth form(s): Shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Images last updated: Sunday 17 February 2013
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 273.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 176.

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 20 - 23. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 102.


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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: Antherothamnus pearsonii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=151040, retrieved 27 June 2019

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