Acrotome angustifolia G. Taylor

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Acrotome angustifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near railway line by road to Hwange NP, Main Camp

Acrotome angustifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near railway line by road to Hwange NP, Main Camp

Acrotome angustifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near railway line by road to Hwange NP, Main Camp

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Synonyms: Acrotome lancifolia Bremek. & Oberm.
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Erect annual herb, up to c. 1 m tall. Leaves opposite, linear-lanceolate, 4-9 cm long, hairy on both surfaces; margin sparsely crenate-dentate. Flowers in 1-3 many-flowered, spherical clusters (verticils). Bracteoles numerous, filiform, up to 1 cm long, densely hairy, spine-tipped. Calyx whitish with green ribs, usually 5-toothed. Corolla usually white.
Type location:
South Africa
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Derivation of specific name: angustifolia: narrow-leaved
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, northern Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and North-West province and Northern Cape, South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): S,W
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Literature:

Codd, L.E. (1985). Lamiaceae Flora of Southern Africa 28(4) Pages 20 - 22.

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 54.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 81 - 82.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 77.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Acrotome angustifolia
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Acrotome angustifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Acrotome angustifolia
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Acrotome angustifolia
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Acrotome angustifolia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149200, retrieved 10 July 2020

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