Otiophora inyangana N.E. Br.
subsp. inyangana

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Otiophora inyangana subsp. inyangana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba road near Tom Hulley road turn-off

Otiophora inyangana subsp. inyangana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track to Bunga Views, Vumba

Otiophora inyangana subsp. inyangana

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

Otiophora inyangana subsp. inyangana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Circular Drive towards Mt Nyangani, Nyanga National Park.

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Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Many-stemmed, perennial dwarf shrub, growing from a yellowish woody base. Stems up to 90 cm long, usually erect but sometimes prostrate, forming mats. Leaves opposite or 3-4-whorled, linear-lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, up to 33 × 13 mm, usually broadest at or below the middle. Inflorescences many-flowered spherical heads, 2-4 cm in diameter. Corolla whitish, pale pink, mauve or purplish, densely hairy in the tube, lobed, spreading and curled back, stamens long exserted. See O. inyangana subsp. parvifolia for comparison.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: inyangana: of Nyangani
Habitat: In rocky montane grassland and along forest edges.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 2580 m
Flowering time:Nov - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe and adjacent parts of Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Images last updated: Friday 1 February 2019
Literature:

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.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Page 146.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 98.


Other sources of information about Otiophora inyangana subsp. inyangana:

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Flora of Mozambique: Otiophora inyangana subsp. inyangana

External websites:

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


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: Otiophora inyangana subsp. inyangana.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156650, retrieved 16 December 2019

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