Dicliptera nyangana I. Darbysh.

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Dicliptera nyangana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Adjacent to the Pit Structures, Nyanga NP

Dicliptera nyangana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Adjacent to the Pit Structures, Nyanga NP

Dicliptera nyangana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Adjacent to the Pit Structures, Nyanga NP

Dicliptera nyangana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Adjacent to the Pit Structures, Nyanga NP

Dicliptera nyangana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Adjacent to the Pit Structures, Nyanga NP

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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Erect, spreading or scrambling perennial, up to 90 cm tall; stems 6-angled with short appressed hairs mainly on the angles when young. Leaves narrowly ovate or lanceolate, 2-4 cm long, shortly pubescent above and on the veins beneath, mainly when young; petiole 1.5-4.5 mm long. Inflorescences aggregated into dense heads 1.8-3.7 cm long; also in the upper leaf axils. Bracts green or green-brown in the upper portion, pairs unequal; larger bract elliptic to obovate, 7.5-12.5 mm long, 3-veined, pubescent on margin and main veins and also with longer hairs on the margin. Calyx lobes 4.3-4.7 mm long, glandular pubescent; margin long ciliate. Corolla 14.5-19.5 mm long, magenta-pink, purple or dark wine-red, pubescent with some glandular hairs outside; tube 6.6-8.5 mm long; upper lip oblong, 8-11.5 mm long; lower lip more or less broadly ovate or elliptic, 7.5-10.5 mm long. Capsule 6-6.5 mm long, pubescent with some hairs glandular.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: nyangana: of the Nyanga area.
Habitat: Rocky grassland, riverbanks, pine plantations, edges of firebreaks and roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres) 1700 - 2250 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: So far only known from the Nyanga area, eastern Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status: Endemic
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Images last updated: Wednesday 7 August 2013
Literature:

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 276 - 277. Protologue


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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Dicliptera nyangana.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=203320, retrieved 17 April 2021

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