Cyanotis lanata Benth.

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Cyanotis lanata

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Domboshawa

Cyanotis lanata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Cyanotis lanata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila farm, Matobo

Cyanotis lanata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila farm, Matobo

Cyanotis lanata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila farm, Matobo

Cyanotis lanata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila farm, Matobo

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Synonyms: Cyanotis lanata Benth. var. schweinfurthii (Hassk.) C.B. Clarke
Cyanotis lanata Benth. var. sublanata C.B. Clarke
Cyanotis lanata Benth. var. rubescens (A. Chev.) Schnell
Cyanotis rubescens A. Chev.
Cyanotis schweinfurthii Hassk.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Annual herb. Leaves basal, up to c. 10 cm long, narrowly oblong, thick and fleshy, sheathing at the base, covered in soft appressed hairs or almost hairless. Flowers in few-flowered clusters held in a fleshy leaf-like bracts, often white in the centre; tepals pink, mauve, violet or blue; stamens embedded in dense blue hairs.
Type location:
Nigeria
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: lanata: woolly
Habitat: In shallow soil overlying rock or in cracks and crevices, often forming extensive patches in seepage areas.
Altitude range: Up to 2150 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Tropical Africa, South Africa as far as KwaZulu-Natal and Swaziland.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
Zambian distribution (Provinces): S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 294.

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 11.

Faden, R. (2012). Commelinaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 22 - 24.

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 87.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 117.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 71.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyanotis lanata
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyanotis lanata
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Cyanotis lanata
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Cyanotis lanata.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=112910, retrieved 15 September 2019

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