Stemodiopsis rivae Engl.

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Stemodiopsis rivae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp

Stemodiopsis rivae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp

Stemodiopsis rivae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp

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Synonyms: Stemodiopsis humilis Skan
Common names:
Status: Native
Much-branched perennial herb, up to c. 15 cm tall. Stems 4-angled, procumbent, up to 35 cm long covered in short stiff whitish hairs. Leaves ovate, up to 18 mm long, covered in short stiff whitish hairs; margin coarsely toothed. Flowers solitary in the upper leaf axils; corolla hairy, white, purple in the throat, up to 11 mm long. upper lip c. 3 mm long, triangular-ovate; lower lip c. 4 × 4.5 mm, 3 lobed. Capsule c. 5 mm long, beaked, pale brown, minutely hairy.
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Habitat: In rock crevices.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1450 m
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Worldwide distribution: Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 29 March 2008

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 34.

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 41 - 42. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Stemodiopsis rivae
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Stemodiopsis rivae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Stemodiopsis rivae
The Plant List (version 1.1): Stemodiopsis rivae
Tropicos: Stemodiopsis rivae

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: Stemodiopsis rivae., retrieved 27 June 2019

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