Selago anatrichota Hilliard

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Selago anatrichota

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts.

Selago anatrichota

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts.

Selago anatrichota

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts.

Selago anatrichota

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts.

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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Shrubby perennial herb up to 1 m tall. Stems quite densely leafy, set with sharply upcurved hairs. Leaves alternate, clustered, largest 7 - l5 mm, narrowly elliptic-oblong or oblanceolate, largest 7 - l5 mm long, midrib slightly channelled above, slightly raised below, either hairless with gland dots and short hooked hairs on midline of one or both surfaces; margins entire. Flowers in dense, many-flowered, corymbose heads, mauve-pink, anthers well exserted.
Derivation of specific name: anatrichota: upwards hairy, referring to the sharply upcurved hairs on the stems.
Habitat: Scrubby areas among rocks.
Altitude range: (metres) 1650 - 1800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Only known from the Chimanimani Mts of Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Images last updated: Friday 5 December 2014

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 50.

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 95.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 177.

Hilliard, O.M. (1999). The tribe Selagineae (Scrophulariaceae) Kew Publishing Pages 233 - 234.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 147.

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 79. In Selaginaceae

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 100.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Selago anatrichota
African Plant Database: Selago anatrichota
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Selago anatrichota
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Selago anatrichota
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Selago anatrichota., retrieved 20 March 2023

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