Brillantaisia madagascariensis Lindau

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Brillantaisia madagascariensis

Kamoa, DRC
Oct 2016
Photo: Warren McCleland

Brillantaisia madagascariensis

Kamoa, DRC
Oct 2016
Photo: Warren McCleland

Brillantaisia madagascariensis

Kamoa, DRC
Oct 2016
Photo: Warren McCleland

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Synonyms: Brillantaisia spicata Lindau
Common names:
Frequency: Very local
Status: Native
Description:
Robust perennial herb to 1.5 m. tall. Flowers in dense spiciform racemes without discernable lateral branches. Stems often creeping, rooting in basal part, apical part erect, glabrous with glossy hairs at nodes. Calyx green or purplish. Corolla mauve to purple, upper lip often paler and lower darker towards base.
Type location:
Madagascar
Notes: Red data list status: Very local in Zambia, though widespread globally. Near threatened.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Floating vegetation and river banks, swamp forest associated with Ficus trichopoda.
Altitude range: 1350 - 1400 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Tropical West and East Africa, Madagascar.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Monday 15 May 2017
Literature:

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 105 - 106.

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Pages 105 - 106.

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


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Brillantaisia madagascariensis.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=204300, retrieved 22 October 2017

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