Buchnera granitica S. Moore

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Common names:
Frequency: Very rare.
Status: Native
Annual herb. Stem 4-angled, erect, hispid-scabrid, up to c. 18 cm high with a few short branches arising from leaf axils. Leaves along the stem mostly opposite linear-oblong, 25-45 mm long; basal leaves densely clustered, oblong-ovate, 20-45 mm long, 2-3-veined, mucronate at the apex. Inflorescences spikes immature in recorded specimen 10-12 mm long, ovoid. Bracts lanceolate 4-5 mm long, hispid-scabrid. Calyx c. 8.5 mm long, 9-10-veined, 5-lobed, hispid-scabrid. Corolla with tube c. 9 mm long and lobes c. 3 × 2.5 mm, obovate. Flower colour and capsule not known.
Notes: This species is only known from the type collection (Rand 1431, 9 April 1909, BM, Holotype). It has not been recorded again and the listed Red Data status does not seems appropriate.
Derivation of specific name: granitica: of granite places
Habitat: Found in granite soils in woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Around Harare, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 169.

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 77.

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Page 126.

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

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 granitica.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152060, retrieved 27 May 2024

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