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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Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
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.
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
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Images last updated: Friday 1 February 2019

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 41. As Otiophora inyangana

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 93.

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.

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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
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Otiophora inyangana
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iNaturalist: Otiophora inyangana
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Otiophora inyangana
JSTOR Plant Science: Otiophora inyangana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Otiophora inyangana
Plants of the World Online: Otiophora inyangana
Tropicos: Otiophora inyangana
Wikipedia: Otiophora inyangana

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: Otiophora inyangana subsp. inyangana.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156650, retrieved 20 May 2024

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