Ruelliopsis setosa (Nees) C.B. Clarke

Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (12)

Ruelliopsis setosa

Photo: Bart Wursten

Ruelliopsis setosa

Photo: Bart Wursten

Ruelliopsis setosa

Photo: Bart Wursten

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms: Calophanes setosus Nees
Crabbea angustifolia sensu Dinter non Nees
Dyschoriste fleckii Schinz
Ruelliopsis damarensis S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency: apparently scarce.
Status: Native
Perennial herb with bristly-hairy trailing stems up to 60 cm long growing from a taproot. Leaves in clusters on dwarf shoots along otherwise bare stems, linear-lanceolate or narrowly elliptic, up to 6 cm long with long glossy, bristly hairs,particularly on the midrib and margin. Flowers mauve-blue, 2-3.5 cm long, protruding from the leaf clusters.
Derivation of specific name: setosa: bristly-hairy or setose.
Habitat: In black, clay soils at edges of pans and on termitaria or in deep sand in open grassland
Altitude range: (metres) 850 - 1400 m
Flowering time:Jan - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Data deficient
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Tuesday 12 June 2007

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 31.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 178.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 28. (Includes a picture).

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 15.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 19.

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Pages 121 - 123. (Includes a picture).

Other sources of information about Ruelliopsis setosa:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Ruelliopsis setosa

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ruelliopsis setosa
African Plant Database: Ruelliopsis setosa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ruelliopsis setosa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ruelliopsis setosa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ruelliopsis setosa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ruelliopsis setosa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ruelliopsis setosa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Ruelliopsis setosa
iNaturalist: Ruelliopsis setosa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ruelliopsis setosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Ruelliopsis setosa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ruelliopsis setosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ruelliopsis setosa
Plants of the World Online: Ruelliopsis setosa
Tropicos: Ruelliopsis setosa
Wikipedia: Ruelliopsis setosa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ruelliopsis setosa., retrieved 24 January 2022

Site software last modified: 26 March 2018 2:01pm (GMT +2)
Terms of use