Buchnera longispicata Schinz

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Buchnera longispicata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass

Buchnera longispicata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass

Buchnera longispicata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mpinge Pass, Great Dyke

Buchnera longispicata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mpinge Pass, Great Dyke

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Common names:
Status: Native
Annual herb with semi-erect or decumbent stems, up to 45 cm. Leaves sessile, opposite or alternate, linear to linear-lanceolate. Inflorescence with flowers crowded near the apex, developing into a long spike, up to 30 cm. Flowers deep blue.
Derivation of specific name: longispicata: with a long spike, referring to the elongated mature inflorescences.
Habitat: In open woodland or grassland, often in sandy areas.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 22 December 2012

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 7. As Buchnera longespicata

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 125.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 96.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 102.

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Pages 262 - 263. (Includes a picture).

Other sources of information about Buchnera longispicata:

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Flora of Botswana: Buchnera longispicata
Flora of Zambia: Buchnera longispicata

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Buchnera longispicata
African Plant Database: Buchnera longispicata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Buchnera longispicata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Buchnera longispicata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Buchnera longispicata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Buchnera longispicata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Buchnera longispicata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Buchnera longispicata
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Buchnera longispicata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Buchnera longispicata
Ispot Southern Africa: Buchnera longispicata
JSTOR Plant Science: Buchnera longispicata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Buchnera longispicata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Buchnera longispicata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Buchnera longispicata
Tropicos: Buchnera longispicata

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: Buchnera longispicata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152110, retrieved 24 March 2018

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