Anisotes bracteatus Milne-Redh.

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Status: Native
Small deciduous shrub,1-3 m tall. Young branches grooved, hairy. Leaves opposite, 4-16 cm long, narrowly ovate to elliptic, hairy below, particularly when young; petiole 15-3 cm; margin entire. Flowers in axillary spike-like inflorescences. Corolla 2-3 cm long greenish-yellow to pale yellow-brown, almost hidden by broadly ovate, pale green distinctly 5-veined bracts.
Derivation of specific name: bracteatus: possessing bracts
Habitat: Occurring in riverine forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 4 - 1200 m
Flowering time:Mostly Apr - Jun
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,S
Growth form(s): Shrub over 2 m, shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 233 - 234.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 274.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 171.

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: Anisotes bracteatus., retrieved 28 May 2024

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