Isoglossa eylesii (S. Moore) Brummitt

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Isoglossa eylesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass, Gt Dyke

Isoglossa eylesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass, Gt Dyke

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Synonyms: Adhatoda eylesii S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Erect herb to 1.5 m, forming dense colonies of close stems. Inflorescence a densely hairy erect spike. Flowers with a hooded upper lip, white with purplish markings.
Notes: This species appears to be quite local with only 3 specimens from Zimbabwe in SRGH on 6 Sep 2006.
Derivation of specific name: eylesii: named after Frederick Eyles (1864 - 1937)
Habitat: Open woodland
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jan - May
Worldwide distribution: From the southern DRC and Zambia south to C Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 6 September 2006

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 160 - 162. (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 14.

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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: Isoglossa eylesii., retrieved 19 June 2024

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