Leonotis ocymifolia (Burm. f.) Iwarsson
var. ocymifolia

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Leonotis ocymifolia var. ocymifolia

Picture: Mark Hyde
Rydal Court, Ruwa

Leonotis ocymifolia var. ocymifolia

Picture: Mark Hyde
Rydal Court, Ruwa

Leonotis ocymifolia var. ocymifolia

Picture: Mark Hyde
Rydal Court, Ruwa

Leonotis ocymifolia var. ocymifolia

Picture: Mark Hyde
Rydal Court, Ruwa

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Synonyms: Leonotis leonitis R. Br.
Phlomis ocymifolia Burm. f.
Common names:
Perennial herb,often 1-3(5) m tall, often branching from the base, growing from a swollen rootstock. Leaves opposite, petiolate, broadly ovate to almost round, less than 6 cm long, velvety to hairy below; margin crenate-dentate. Flowers in 1-2 subspherical inflorescences per branch, separated by an internode up to 65 mm long. Corolla 32-45 mm long covered in dull to bright orange hairs with a single fringe of hairs inside at the base of the tube. See L. ocymifolia var. raineriana and L. nepetifolia for comparison.
Type location:
South Africa, Cape Province
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): E
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Content last updated: Saturday 22 June 2013

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 148 - 149. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 36.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 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 55.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 74 - 75.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 103, plate 141

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 93.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Leonotis ocymifolia var. ocymifolia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149230, retrieved 13 June 2024

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