Buchnera androsacea Merxm.

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Common names:
Status: Native
Small annual or short-lived perennial herb. Stems several, erect, up to c. 8 cm high, hairy. Leaves along the stem opposite or alternate, ovate-elliptic, up to 6 mm long, hairy, single-veined; margin entire. Basal leaves 8-18 long, broadly ovate to circular, 3-5-veined; margin somewhat thickened. Inflorescence a few-flowered spike, up to c. 1 cm long. Flowers sessile, blue to mauve; tube 6.5-7.5 mm long, pubescent, with long hairs at the throat.
Notes: The basal leaves do not turn black when dry.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In well-drained soils in grassland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Central watershed plateau of Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 182.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 146.

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.

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Page 108.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Buchnera androsacea
African Plant Database: Buchnera androsacea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Buchnera androsacea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Buchnera androsacea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Buchnera androsacea
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Buchnera androsacea
JSTOR Plant Science: Buchnera androsacea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Buchnera androsacea
Plants of the World Online: Buchnera androsacea
Tropicos: Buchnera androsacea
Wikipedia: Buchnera androsacea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Buchnera androsacea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=151990, retrieved 27 May 2024

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