Justicia divaricata Nees

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Justicia divaricata

Photo: Bart Wursten
C49 to Linyanthi / Chichimane

Justicia divaricata

Photo: Bart Wursten
C49 to Linyanthi / Chichimane

Justicia divaricata

Photo: Bart Wursten
C49 to Linyanthi / Chichimane

Justicia divaricata

Photo: Bart Wursten
C49 to Linyanthi / Chichimane

Justicia divaricata

Photo: Bart Wursten
C49 to Linyanthi / Chichimane

Justicia divaricata

Photo: Bart Wursten
C49 to Linyanthi / Chichimane

Justicia divaricata

Photo: Bart Wursten
C49 to Linyanthi / Chichimane

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Synonyms: Adhatoda divaricata Nees
Justicia mossamedea S. Moore
Justicia namaensis Schinz
Justicia nepeta S. Moore
Monechma angustissimum S. Moore
Monechma divaricatum (Nees) C.B. Clarke
Monechma eremum S. Moore
Monechma fimbriatum C.B. Clarke
Monechma floridum C.B. Clarke
Monechma namaense (Schinz) C.B. Clarke
Monechma nepeta (S. Moore) C.B. Clarke
Monechma nepetoides C.B. Clarke
Monechma spissum C.B. Clarke
Monechma terminale S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Somewhat straggling to erect, much-branched perennial herb with stems up to 1 m long. Leaves subsessile, linear to lanceolate or oblanceolate, 1.5-2 cm long, decurrent to the stem at the base. Flowers solitary in the axils of leaf-like bracts, sometimes clustered together at the tips of branches. Corolla pave mauve to purple, rarely white, with darker lines on the lower lip, 7-13 mm long, finely velvety. Capsule 5.5- 11 mm long, sparsely hairy, sometimes only towards the apex.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: divaricata: widely spreading or divergent
Habitat: In Acacia or Mopane woodland, often in disturbed areas and along roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Saturday 31 March 2018
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 19. As Monechma divaricatum

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 216 - 219. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 25. (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. as Monechma divaricatum

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

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 194. as Monechma divaricatum


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Flora of Botswana: Justicia divaricata
Flora of Caprivi: Justicia divaricata
Flora of Mozambique: Justicia divaricata
Flora of Zambia: Justicia divaricata

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Justicia divaricata
African Plant Database: Justicia divaricata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Justicia divaricata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Justicia divaricata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Justicia divaricata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Justicia divaricata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Justicia divaricata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Justicia divaricata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Justicia divaricata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Justicia divaricata
Ispot Southern Africa: Justicia divaricata
JSTOR Plant Science: Justicia divaricata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Justicia divaricata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Justicia divaricata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Justicia divaricata
Tropicos: Justicia divaricata


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Justicia divaricata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154620, retrieved 15 August 2018

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