Sutera floribunda (Benth.) Hiern

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Sutera floribunda

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Susurumba, Juliasdale

Sutera floribunda

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Susurumba, Juliasdale

Sutera floribunda

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Susurumba, Juliasdale

Sutera floribunda

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Susurumba, Juliasdale

Sutera floribunda

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Susurumba, Juliasdale

Sutera floribunda

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Susurumba, Juliasdale

Sutera floribunda

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Susurumba, Juliasdale

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Synonyms: Chaenostoma floribundum Benth.
Chaenostoma natalense Bernh. ex Krauss
Manulea floribunda Norl. & Weim.
Sutera arcuata Hiern
Sutera compta Hiern
Sutera macleana Hiern
Sutera natalensis (Krauss) O. Kuntze
Sutera noodsbergensis Hiern
Sutera pulchra Norl.
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Much-branched, aromatic perennial herb, erect or straggling, up to c. 60 high. Stems softly hairy, often sticky glandular towards the top. Leaves opposite, more or less broadly ovate-elliptic to almost circular, 1-3.5 cm long, subglandular-pubescent on both surfaces; margin coarsely toothed with bluntly rounded teeth. Flowers together forming large, branched, leafy inflorescences; pedicels up to 1 cm long; calyx deeply 5-lobed with lobes linear-lanceolate, 4-8 mm long; corolla blue, pinkish-mauve, purple or white, yellow to orange in the centre, 4.5-5.5 mm in diameter with a narrow tube, 5-9 mm long, glandular-pubescent outside. Capsule ovoid, 3-4 mm long, hairless.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: floribunda: with abundant flowers
Habitat: In grassland, woodland and along forest margins, particularly in rocky areas.
Altitude range: (metres) 1450 - 2450 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Lesotho and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: ES
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 19 January 2019
Literature:

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 364 - 365. (Includes a picture).

Hilliard, O.M. (1994). The Manuleae. A tribe of the Scrophulariaceae Edinburgh University Press Pages 232 - 234.

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 79.

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Page 32.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 190 - 191. (Includes a picture).


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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sutera floribunda
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Sutera floribunda
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sutera floribunda
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sutera floribunda
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sutera floribunda
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Sutera floribunda
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Sutera floribunda
iNaturalist: Sutera floribunda
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sutera floribunda
JSTOR Plant Science: Sutera floribunda
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sutera floribunda
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sutera floribunda
Plants of the World Online: Sutera floribunda
The Plant List (version 1.1): Sutera floribunda
Tropicos: Sutera floribunda
Wikipedia: Sutera floribunda


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: Sutera floribunda.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=151070, retrieved 16 November 2019

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