Dicliptera decorticans (K. Balkwill) I. Darbysh.

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Dicliptera decorticans

Photo: Tony Benn
Botswana National Botanical Garden, Gaborone

Dicliptera decorticans

Photo: Tony Benn
Botswana National Botanical Garden, Gaborone

Dicliptera decorticans

Photo: Tony Benn
Botswana National Botanical Garden, Gaborone

Dicliptera decorticans

Photo: Tony Benn
Botswana National Botanical Garden, Gaborone

Dicliptera decorticans

Photo: Tony Benn
Botswana National Botanical Garden, Gaborone

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Synonyms: Peristrophe bicalyculata sensu Clarke, non (Retz.) Nees
Peristrophe decorticans K. Balkwill
Peristrophe kotschyana sensu K. Balkwill et al., non Nees
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Much-branched, often scrambling or sprawling perennial herb, up to 1 m tall, growing from a woody rootstock. Stems 6-angular, prominently ridged, often with pale flaking bark, hispid when young with persisting swollen hairbases. Leaves often small and immatuure at flowering time, ovate to lanceolate, 2-6 cm long, pale hispidly hairy, sometimes only on margins and main veins beneath; petiole 1-7 mm long. Flowers in axillary compound clusters, often together forming loose slender terminal pseudopanicles on largely leafless branches. Bracts linear-lanceolate, 7-15.5 mm long; bracteoles similar but shorter, 5-10 mm long. Calyx lobes 3.3-5.5 mm long, ciliate with a hyaline margin, hairless outside. Corolla 15.5-20 mm long. pale pink, mauve, purple or white with purple guidelines, hairy but not glandular outside. Cpsule 8.5-11 mm long, hairless.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: decorticans: with shedding bark
Habitat: In Acacia scrub, mopane woodland and Commiphora-Terminalia woodland, on sandy or alluvial soils.
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 1000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Southern Zimbabwe, Botswana and NorthWest, Limpopo, Mpumalanga South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Images last updated: Saturday 27 June 2020
Literature:

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 292 - 293.

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 14. as Peristrophe decorticans

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


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dicliptera decorticans
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dicliptera decorticans
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Dicliptera decorticans
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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: Dicliptera decorticans.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154080, retrieved 9 August 2020

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