Manulea parviflora Benth.
var. parviflora

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Manulea parviflora var. parviflora

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Manulea parviflora var. parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
World's View, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Manulea rhodesiana S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Perennial herb, up to 1 m. Leaves in a basal rosette with smaller leaves alternate along the stem, linear to narrowly lanceolate; margins entire to sparsely dentate. Flowers in a terminal raceme, dull yellow to orange, rarely purple.
Notes: Formerly, as Manulea rhodesiana, treated as an endemic to Zimbabwe. However, after Hilliard (1994), it is now viewed as a component of M. parviflora var. parviflora, which is widespread in southern Africa.
Derivation of specific name: parviflora: small-flowered
Habitat: Near wet places in grassland along roadsides and as a weed of cultivation.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 2250 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola highlands, Mozambique, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and South Africa (Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal)
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
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Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 180. As Manulea parviflora (Includes a picture).

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 182. as Manulea rhodesiana

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 147. as Manulea rhodesiana

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 78.

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 35 - 36. As Manulea rhodesiana (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Mozambique: Manulea parviflora var. parviflora

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Manulea parviflora
African Plant Database: Manulea parviflora
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Manulea parviflora
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Manulea parviflora
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Manulea parviflora
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Manulea parviflora
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Manulea parviflora
JSTOR Plant Science: Manulea parviflora
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Manulea parviflora
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Manulea parviflora
Plants of the World Online: Manulea parviflora
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Wikipedia: Manulea parviflora

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Manulea parviflora var. parviflora., retrieved 28 March 2023

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