Oldenlandia rupicola (Sond.) Kuntze
var. rupicola

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Oldenlandia rupicola var. rupicola

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Oldenlandia rupicola var. rupicola

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Synonyms: Hedyotis rupicola Sond.
Oldenlandia oliveriana K. Schum.
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
A variable perennial herb, scrambling, suberect or procumbent, often mat-forming. Stems much-branched, sometimes rooting at the nodes.Leaves elliptic-ovate to ovate, variously hairy. Flowers terminal, mostly in groups of three, white, pale blue or pinkish.
Derivation of specific name: rupicola: rock loving; rock dwelling.
Habitat: In grassland, along edges of woodland and in wet rocky places.
Altitude range: (metres) 400 - 2250 m
Flowering time:All year
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, south to South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 404 - 405. (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 73.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 165.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 128 - 129.

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Flora of Malawi: Oldenlandia rupicola var. rupicola
Flora of Mozambique: Oldenlandia rupicola var. rupicola

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

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: Oldenlandia rupicola var. rupicola.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155020, retrieved 17 March 2018

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