Selago lacunosa Klotzsch

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Selago lacunosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Selago lacunosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Selago lacunosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

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Synonyms: Selago paniculata Thunb.
Walafrida lacunosa (Klotzsch) Rolfe
Walafrida paniculata (Thunb.) Rolfe
Common names:
Status: Native
Much-branched erect or decumbent perennial, up to c. 40 cm. Stems erect, spreading or prostrate, woody near the base, more or less crisped hairy. Leaves in clusters, linear-oblong, up to 8 × 1 mm, mostly hairless. Inflorescences of more or less spherical clusters, together arranged in lax panicles along the branches and stems. Flowers small, white.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In temporarily drying out open areas along dams and rivers, well-grazed grassland, often on Kalahari sand.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1430 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 28 March 2008

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 32. As Selago paniculata

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 168 - 169. as Walafrida paniculata (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 105.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Selago lacunosa
African Plant Database: Selago lacunosa
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Selago lacunosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Selago lacunosa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Selago lacunosa
Tropicos: Selago lacunosa

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: Selago lacunosa., retrieved 19 March 2018

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