Crepidorhopalon rupestris (Engl.) Eb. Fisch.

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Crepidorhopalon rupestris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main road from Thazima Gate near elephant Sanctuary, Nyika National Park.

Crepidorhopalon rupestris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main road from Thazima Gate near elephant Sanctuary, Nyika National Park.

Crepidorhopalon rupestris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main road from Thazima Gate near elephant Sanctuary, Nyika National Park.

Crepidorhopalon rupestris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main road from Thazima Gate near elephant Sanctuary, Nyika National Park.

Crepidorhopalon rupestris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main road from Thazima Gate near elephant Sanctuary, Nyika National Park.

Crepidorhopalon rupestris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main road from Thazima Gate near elephant Sanctuary, Nyika National Park.

Crepidorhopalon rupestris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Thazima Gate, Nyika National Park

Crepidorhopalon rupestris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Thazima Gate, Nyika National Park

Crepidorhopalon rupestris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Thazima Gate, Nyika National Park

Crepidorhopalon rupestris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Thazima Gate, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Crepidorhopalon insularis (Skan) Eb. Fisch.
Lindernia insularis Skan
Lindernia rupestris Engl.
Lindernia subscaposa Mildbr.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect to spreading annual 3-18 cm high, with simple 4-angled stems especially in small specimens, branching when larger. Leaves opposite, sessile, broadly ovate to elliptic-oblong, 8-20 mm long, 3-7-veined from the base, mostly hairless or sparsely glandular-pubescent, often purple-tinged; margin shallowly toothed to almost entire on the lower leaves. Flowers in lax terminal and lateral racemes on pedicels up to 3 mm long. Calyx 4-5 mm long with spreading linear lobes 3-4 mm long, minutely glandular-pubescent. Corolla yellow to orange-yellow, purple-tinged on the upper lip. Capsule globose-ovoid, 3-4 mm long, shorter than the calyx.
Notes: One of the few species in Linderniaceae with yellow flowers.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: On wet soils in open grassland and woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1700 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 10 July 2019
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 265.

Fischer, E. (1992). Systematik der afrikanischen Lindernieae (Scrophulariaceae) Tropische und subtropische Pflanzenwelt 81 Pages 172 - 176. As Crepidorhopalon insularis (Includes a picture).

Fischer, E., Schäferhoff, B. & Müller, K. (2013). The phylogeny of Linderniaceae – The new genus Linderniella, and new combinations within Bonnaya, Craterostigma, Lindernia, Micranthemum, Torenia and Vandellia Willdenowia 43 Pages 223 - 224.

Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Scrophulariaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 72 - 73. As Lindernia rupestris

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 77. As Crepidorhopalon insularis

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Page 63. As Lindernia insularis

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 97. As Crepidorhopalon insularis


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Flora of Malawi: Crepidorhopalon rupestris
Flora of Mozambique: Crepidorhopalon rupestris
Flora of Zambia: Crepidorhopalon rupestris

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crepidorhopalon rupestris
African Plant Database: Crepidorhopalon rupestris
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Crepidorhopalon rupestris
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Crepidorhopalon rupestris
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Crepidorhopalon rupestris
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JSTOR Plant Science: Crepidorhopalon rupestris
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crepidorhopalon rupestris
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crepidorhopalon rupestris
Plants of the World Online: Crepidorhopalon rupestris
The Plant List (version 1.1): Crepidorhopalon rupestris
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Wikipedia: Crepidorhopalon rupestris


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: Crepidorhopalon rupestris.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=151390, retrieved 19 November 2019

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