Otiophora lanceolata Verdc.

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Otiophora lanceolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Eastern slopes of Mt Shanhani, Eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Otiophora lanceolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Eastern slopes of Mt Shanhani, Eastern Chimanimani Mts.

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Common names:
Status: Native
Many-stemmed straggling shrubby herb with stems up to 1 m long. Leaves mostly opposite, lanceolate, spreading, 23-40 mm long, hairless except for a few short hairs on margin or midrib above. Inflorescence 20-30-flowered, head-like but elongating and spike-like up to c. 10 cm in fruit. Calyx with enlarged leaf-like lobe, 2.5-5 mm long. Corolla white, hairless outside; throat and tube a little hairy inside; tube 3.5-5 mm long; lobes more or less lanceolate, 3-4 mm long.
Derivation of specific name: lanceolata: lanceolate
Habitat: Mostly in damp or wet grassy places.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Only known from areas below the Chimanimani Mts in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Images last updated: Saturday 15 August 2015

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

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.

Timberlake, J., Darbyshire, I., Wursten, B., Hadj-Hammou, J., Ballings, P., Mapaura, A., Matimele, H., Banze, A., Chipanga, H., Muassinar, D., Massunde, J., Chelene, I., Osborne, J., Shah, T. (2016). Chimanimani Mountains: Botany and Conservation. Report produced under CEPF Grant 63512. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London. Page 50.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 145 - 146.

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Otiophora lanceolata
African Plant Database: Otiophora lanceolata
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Otiophora lanceolata
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Otiophora lanceolata
JSTOR Plant Science: Otiophora lanceolata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Otiophora lanceolata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Otiophora lanceolata
Plants of the World Online: Otiophora lanceolata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Otiophora lanceolata
Tropicos: Otiophora lanceolata
Wikipedia: Otiophora lanceolata

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Otiophora lanceolata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156670, retrieved 15 July 2020

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