Sopubia karaguensis Oliv.
var. karaguensis

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Status: Native
Erect robust perennial or undershrub to 1 m, pubescent to tomentose. Leaves 15-40 mm, opposite to subwhorled, simple to 3-fid or 5-fid with segments 1-1.5 mm wide; margin thickened. Inflorescence 5-20 mm, spike-like, simple or much-branched, relatively lax with the axis visible between the whorls. Flowers pink, mauve to purple. Bracteoles narrowly linear. Calyx 6-11 × c. 4-5 mm; lobes 3-9.5 mm, calyx not apparently inflated or enlarged, densely tomentose on the outside. Corolla 15-22 mm in diameter. Capsule glabrous, spherical to broadly ovoid.

See also var. macrocalyx.
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Habitat: In damp ground
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1450 m
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Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: W
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 268.

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 147 - 149.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Sopubia karaguensis var. karaguensis., retrieved 20 February 2018

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