Sutera septentrionalis Hilliard

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Status: Native
Perennial herb, branching from the base; stems erect or procumbent, up to c. 70 cm long, glandular-pubescent. Leaves opposite becoming alternate upwards, elliptic or ovate, c. 8-19 mm long, glandular-pubescent on both surfaces; margin with 4-5 pairs of teeth; petiole c.3-7 mm long. Flowers solitary in axils of upper leaves, together forming panicles in well-grown specimens. Pedicels c.8-18 mm long. Calyx somewhat 2-lipped; lobes 2.5-3.7 mm long, glandular-pubescent. Corolla 7-8 mm in diameter, white or mauve with a yellow throat; tube 7-9 mm long, funnel-shaped, glandular-hairy outside. Capsule 24 mm long.
Derivation of specific name: septentrionalis: northern
Habitat: Among large granite boulders and on cliffs.
Altitude range: (metres) 1500 - 1600 m
Flowering time:Apr - May
Worldwide distribution: Only known from Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
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Endemic status: Endemic
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Hilliard, O.M. (1994). The Manuleae. A tribe of the Scrophulariaceae Edinburgh University Press Pages 237 - 238.

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. Not mentioned separately; Included under Sutera floribunda.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sutera septentrionalis
African Plant Database: Sutera septentrionalis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Sutera septentrionalis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sutera septentrionalis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Sutera septentrionalis
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iNaturalist: Sutera septentrionalis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sutera septentrionalis
JSTOR Plant Science: Sutera septentrionalis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sutera septentrionalis
Plants of the World Online: Sutera septentrionalis
Tropicos: Sutera septentrionalis
Wikipedia: Sutera septentrionalis

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: Sutera septentrionalis., retrieved 12 June 2024

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