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.

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, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Anisotes bracteatus., retrieved 19 April 2019

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