Jamesbrittenia carvalhoi (Engl.) Hilliard

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Jamesbrittenia carvalhoi

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Castle Beacon, Vumba

Jamesbrittenia carvalhoi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castle Beacon, Vumba

Jamesbrittenia carvalhoi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castle Beacon, Vumba

Jamesbrittenia carvalhoi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Engwa, Himalaya Range

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Synonyms: Sutera carvalhoi (Engl.) Skan
Common names:
Status: Native
A shrubby perennial, densely glandular pubescent, up to 1.2 m tall. Leaves opposite, ovate-lanceolate, 1-4.5 cm long; margin crenate-serrate. Flowers in terminal racemose inflorescences; bracts similar to the leves but smaller. Corolla white, less often mauve-blue, with yellow to dark purple-brown throat; tube 15-24 mm long.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Montane grassland and rocky hillsides.
Altitude range: (metres) 1350 - 2300 m
Flowering time:Jul - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Border Highlands of Zimbabwe and Mozambique, including Mt Gorongosa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 34.

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 95.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 177.

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

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 32 - 33. as Sutera carvalhoi (Includes a picture).

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 114, plate 152 as Sutera carvalhoi

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 100.

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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: Jamesbrittenia carvalhoi.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=151100, retrieved 21 February 2024

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