Micromeria imbricata (Forssk.) C. Chr.
var. rhodesiaca (E. Walther & K.H. Walther) Ryding

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Micromeria imbricata var. rhodesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Silver Mist cottage, near Troutbeck

Micromeria imbricata var. rhodesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Silver Mist cottage, near Troutbeck

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Synonyms: Micromeria biflora (D. Don) Briq. var. rhodesiaca E. Walther & K.H. Walther
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
See var. imbricata for general details. This variety is distinguished by having only single, 1-3-flowered clusters in the axils. The flowers are usually slightly larger with the corolla 7-12 mm long. The fruiting calyx is longer, 4-6.2 mm long. Leaves are often shorter, up to 8 × 6.4 mm. This variety is restricted the grasslands and bracken scrub in more montane highlands.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: imbricata: ovelapping like tiles or imbricate;
rhodesiaca: of Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe.
Habitat: This variety is restricted the grasslands and bracken scrub in more montane highlands.
Altitude range: (metres) 1600 - 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Highlands of southern Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 23 July 2015
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 79. as Satureja biflora

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Page 98.


Other sources of information about Micromeria imbricata var. rhodesiaca:

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Flora of Malawi: Micromeria imbricata var. rhodesiaca
Flora of Mozambique: Micromeria imbricata var. rhodesiaca

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


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: Micromeria imbricata var. rhodesiaca.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=185680, retrieved 16 June 2019

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