Equilabium selukwense (N.E.Br.) Mwany. & A.J.Paton

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Equilabium selukwense

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Great Dyke

Equilabium selukwense

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Mtoroshanga Pass, Gt Dyke

Equilabium selukwense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass, Gt Dyke

Equilabium selukwense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass, Gt Dyke

Equilabium selukwense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hills behind Valley of Kings, Mutare.

Equilabium selukwense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hills behind Valley of Kings, Mutare.

Equilabium selukwense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hills behind Valley of Kings, Mutare.

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Synonyms: Plectranthus cf. sphaerophyllus sensu Mapaura & Timberlake
Plectranthus selukwensis N.E.Br.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb up to 50 cm high with several ascending stems growing from a woody rootstock. Stems quadrangular, often purplish, with retrorse hairs and spreading glandular hairs,sometimes also with orange to red sessile glands. Leaves spreading to ascending, broadly ovate triangular, upto 4 cm long, often broadly cordate at the base, indumentum as for the stems; margin often deeply crenate-dentate; petiole 8-35 mm long. Inflorescence fairly lax, tending to be one-sided. Calyx 2-3 mm long, purplish, hairy and with sessile glands. Corolla 11-13 mm long, purple sparsely hairy and with red sessile glands; lower lip deeply boat-shaped, hiding the stamens, densely hairy with purple hairs,frilled at the apex.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: selukwensis: of Selukwe (now Shurugwi) in Zimbabwe, where the type was collected.
Habitat: Amongst granite rocks.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 1700 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Friday 15 June 2018
Literature:

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 56. as Plectranthus cf. sphaerophyllus

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Page 228. As Plectranthus selukwensis

Paton, A.J., Mwanyambo, M., Govaerts, R.H.A., Smitha, K., Suddee, S., Phillipson, P.B., Wilson, T.C., Forster, P.I., Culham, A. (2019). Nomenclatural changes in Coleus and Plectranthus (Lamiaceae): a tale of more than two genera Phytokeys 129 Page 125.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Equilabium selukwense.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=208020, retrieved 29 October 2020

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