Mimulus gracilis R. Br.

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Mimulus gracilis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, nr cnr Lanner Ave/Teviotdale Ave

Mimulus gracilis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, nr cnr Lanner Ave/Teviotdale Ave

Mimulus gracilis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, nr cnr Lanner Ave/Teviotdale Ave

Mimulus gracilis

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Hwange NP to main Vic Falls / Bulawayo Rd, Matetsi Safari Area

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Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Erect perennial herb up to 50 cm, rarely taller; hairless. Stem branching from the base or simple, narrowly winged. Leaves opposite, without a petiole. Flowers solitary, axillary on long pedicels, white with yellow spots in the throat.
Derivation of specific name: gracilis: graceful, slender
Habitat: A species of damp situations usually near or in water.
Altitude range: (metres) 300 - 1530 m
Flowering time:Aug - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and South Africa. Also in Yemen, India, China and Australia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Saturday 14 January 2006

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 25.

Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Scrophulariaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 33 - 34. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 112. (Includes a picture).

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 36 - 38. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 98.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 104.

Other sources of information about Mimulus gracilis:

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Flora of Botswana: Mimulus gracilis
Flora of Malawi: Mimulus gracilis
Flora of Mozambique: Mimulus gracilis
Flora of Zambia: Mimulus gracilis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Mimulus gracilis
African Plant Database: Mimulus gracilis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Mimulus gracilis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Mimulus gracilis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Mimulus gracilis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Mimulus gracilis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Mimulus gracilis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Mimulus gracilis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Mimulus gracilis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Mimulus gracilis
Ispot Southern Africa: Mimulus gracilis
JSTOR Plant Science: Mimulus gracilis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Mimulus gracilis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Mimulus gracilis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Mimulus gracilis
Tropicos: Mimulus gracilis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Mimulus gracilis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=151220, retrieved 16 November 2018

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