Oldenlandia corymbosa L.
var. linearis (DC.) Verdc.

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Synonyms: Oldenlandia linearis DC.
Common names:
Status: Native
See var. caespitosa for general details. This variety differs in inflorescences being mostly 2-6-flowered and leaves being mostly linear, less than 3 mm wide. Plants are often also more erect with leaves held more erect.
Notes: Also see var. corymbosa for comparison.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In sandy soils in grassland and around pans, in shallow soils i rocky places, along damp stream edges and sometimes as a weed in lawns and gardens.
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 1350 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Known from Senegal, Burundi, DRC, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Goldblatt, P. (1996). Iridaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 90.

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 72.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 98.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 136 - 137.

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Flora of Botswana: Oldenlandia corymbosa var. linearis
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Flora of Zambia: Oldenlandia corymbosa var. linearis

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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: Oldenlandia corymbosa var. linearis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154920, retrieved 28 May 2024

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