Dicliptera pumila (Lindau) Dandy ex Brenan

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Dicliptera pumila

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shenstone, Mt Hampden

Dicliptera pumila

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shenstone, Mt Hampden

Dicliptera pumila

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shenstone, Mt Hampden

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Common names:
Status: Native
Pyrophytic suffrutex usually flowering on short largely leafless stems after burning. Mature leaves 2-7 cm long, obovate or oblanceolate. Inflorescences axillary and terminal; cymules several-flowered, subcapitate or shortly spiciform, each flower subtended by 1 bract and 2 bracteoles. Cymule bracts 4-11 mm long. Corolla 10-22 mm long, white, pale pink, mauve or blue with pink or purple guidelines. Seeds tuberculate.
Derivation of specific name: pumila: dwarf
Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa from South Sudan to Angola and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
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Images last updated: Saturday 7 April 2007

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 54. as Peristrophe pumila

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 283 - 285. (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 13.

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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: Dicliptera pumila.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154210, retrieved 19 May 2024

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