Craterostigma hirsutum S. Moore

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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, with short stems bearing fibres. Leaves in a basal rosette, oblong-spathulate, 1.5-3 × 0.5-1 cm, with 5 parallel veins, densely hairy on both the upper and lower surfaces, entire or undulate. Inflorescence a usually dense apical raceme, 3-5(-9) cm tall. Corolla c. 9 mm long; colour white, with violet patches on each of the three lower lobes and yellow protuberances in the throat; upper lip hooded.
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Derivation of specific name: hirsutum: covered with long, moderately stiff and not interwoven hairs; hirsute
Habitat: In shallow soils over rocks or in impervious pans which collect seasonal rain water.
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: W
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Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 10.

Hepper, F.N. (1990). Craterostigma Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 54 - 55. (Includes a picture).

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 54 - 55. (Includes a picture).


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Craterostigma hirsutum
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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: Craterostigma hirsutum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=151340, retrieved 20 March 2019

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