Plectranthus djalonensis (A. Chev.) A.J Paton

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Plectranthus djalonensis

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Plectranthus djalonensis

Photo: Mark Hyde

Plectranthus djalonensis

Photo: Mark Hyde

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Synonyms: Coleus englerastrum Roberty
Englerastrum alstonianum Hutch. & Dandy
Englerastrum djalonense A. Chev.
Englerastrum rhodesianum N.E. Br.
Englerastrum schlechteri Alston
Englerastrum schweinfurthii Briq.
Plectranthus piliferus Chiov.
Plectranthus schlechteri G├╝rke
Common names:
Status: Native
Aromatic annual herb. Stems up to 60 cm, erect or decumbent, with short, spreading or recurved hairs. Leaves opposite, spreading, ovate to ovate-oblong, 30-40 mm long, with hairs along the veins or scattered all over and sessile glands; margin entire or serrate; petiole, 0-6 mm long. Inflorescences axillary and terminal on wiry peduncles along almost the entire length of the stem. Flowers singly and oppositely or spirally arranged. Calyx 2.5-3.5 mm, hairy, campanulate with short triangular teeth. Corolla 4-5 mm long, mottled blue and white.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In open miombo and mopane woodland, in rocky places and on sand or black clay, often in wet areas.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa
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Endemic status:
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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 55. As Englerastrum schweinfurthii

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 236 - 237.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 215. as Englerastrum schweinfurthii

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Flora of Malawi: Plectranthus djalonensis
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Caprivi: Species information: Plectranthus djalonensis., retrieved 18 May 2022

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