Linderniella wilmsii (Engl. ex Diels) Eb. Fisch., Schäferh. & Kai Müll.

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Linderniella wilmsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near dam, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Linderniella wilmsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near dam, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Linderniella wilmsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near dam, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Linderniella wilmsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near dam, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Linderniella wilmsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near dam, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

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Synonyms: Ilysanthes muddii Hiern
Ilysanthes wilmsii (Engl. & Diels)
Lindernia wilmsii (Engl. & Diels) Philcox
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small erect annual, 2.5-7 cm high. Stem 4-angled, simple or branched near the base, mostly hairless. Leaves often in a basal rosette, linear- spathulate, 4-7 mm long minutely pubescent; leaves along the stem opposite, 1.5-5 mm long, narrowly elliptic, mostly hairless; margin entire. Flowers solitary, axillary. Pedicel slender, up to 10 mm long. Calyx mostly 3-4 mm long, hairles or minutely pubescent; lobes 0.5-1.2 mm long. Corolla blue and white, 5-8 mm long; upper lip bifid; lower lip 3-lobed. Stamens 2. Capsule elliptic-ovate, 3.5-6 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: wilmsii: named after Dr. Friedrich Heinrich Wilms (1848-1919), German apothecary, botanist and plant collector in KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.
Habitat: In moist shallow soil on granite whalebacks.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Images last updated: Friday 25 May 2012
Literature:

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 24.

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 366 - 367. (Includes a picture).

Fischer, E. (1992). Systematik der afrikanischen Lindernieae (Scrophulariaceae) Tropische und subtropische Pflanzenwelt 81 Pages 279 - 283. (Includes a picture).

Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Scrophulariaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 89.

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) Page 72.

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

Seine, R., Fischer, E. & Barthlott, W. (1995). Notes on the Scrophulariaceae of Zimbabwean inselbergs, with the description of Lindernia syncerus sp. nov. Feddes Repertorium 106(1-2) Page 10.


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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Linderniella wilmsii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=151520, retrieved 26 November 2020

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