Strobilanthopsis linifolia (T. Anderson) Milne-Redh.

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Strobilanthopsis linifolia

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Strobilanthopsis linifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
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Strobilanthopsis linifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
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Strobilanthopsis linifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
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Strobilanthopsis linifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Strobilanthopsis linifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

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Synonyms: Calophanes linifolius T. Anderson ex C.B. Clarke
Dyschoriste linifolia (T. Anderson) C.B. Clarke
Hygrophila evae Briq.
Hygrophila glutinifolia Lindau
Strobilanthopsis glutinifolia (Lindau) S. Moore
Strobilanthopsis hircina S. Moore
Strobilanthopsis prostrata Milne-Redh.
Strobilanthopsis rogersii S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, prostrate, ascending or erect, sometimes shrubby with an unpleasant goat-like smell. Stems branched or unbranched, 1 m long or more, often sticky glandular, growing from a large woody rootstock. Leaves elliptic to obovate, 3-7 cm long, often sticky glandular, decurrent onto the stem at the base; margin entire or wit a single tooth each side. Flower solitary or 3 together in the leaf axils, usually crowded towards the ends of branches. Bracts leafy, 3-12 mm long, glandular. Calyx 10-21 mm long with strap-shaped lobes, sticky glandular. Corolla pale mauve to bluish-mauve, finely velvety outside, pleated part of the throat orange; tube brownish, 22-45 mm long; lobes ovate to oblong or obovate, 6-13 mm long. Capsule 10-19 mm long, finely velvety in the apical part.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: linifolia: with line-like (linear) leaves.
Habitat: In miombo and other types of woodland, on rocky hillsides and also on metalliferous or serpentine soils.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Literature:

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 19.

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Pages 153 - 155. (Includes a picture).


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Flora of Malawi: Strobilanthopsis linifolia
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Strobilanthopsis linifolia
African Plant Database: Strobilanthopsis linifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Strobilanthopsis linifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Strobilanthopsis linifolia
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Strobilanthopsis linifolia
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JSTOR Plant Science: Strobilanthopsis linifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Strobilanthopsis linifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Strobilanthopsis linifolia
Plants of the World Online: Strobilanthopsis linifolia
Tropicos: Strobilanthopsis linifolia
Wikipedia: Strobilanthopsis linifolia


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Strobilanthopsis linifolia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153380, retrieved 31 October 2020

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