Mesosphaerum pectinatum (L.) Kuntze

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Mesosphaerum pectinatum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Mesosphaerum pectinatum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Mesosphaerum pectinatum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Mesosphaerum pectinatum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

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Synonyms: Hyptis pectinata (L.) Poit.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Introduced
Description:
Tall annual herb up to 2 m, with angular stems. Flowers in dense, hairy inflorescences along the upper part of the stem. Flowers small and pink, often hidden in the woolly bracts.
Type location:
Jamaica
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: pectinata: comb-like
Habitat: In damp places such as by streams and dams, sometimes in disturbed sites.
Altitude range: Up to 1800 m
Flowering time:Aug
Worldwide distribution: Native of tropical America and naturalised in tropical Africa and South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,C,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Literature:

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 106 - 107. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 78.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 112.

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.

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Flora of Botswana: Mesosphaerum pectinatum
Flora of Caprivi: Mesosphaerum pectinatum
Flora of Malawi: Mesosphaerum pectinatum
Flora of Mozambique: Mesosphaerum pectinatum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Mesosphaerum pectinatum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Mesosphaerum pectinatum
African Plant Database: Mesosphaerum pectinatum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Mesosphaerum pectinatum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Mesosphaerum pectinatum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Mesosphaerum pectinatum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Mesosphaerum pectinatum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Mesosphaerum pectinatum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Mesosphaerum pectinatum
iNaturalist: Mesosphaerum pectinatum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Mesosphaerum pectinatum
JSTOR Plant Science: Mesosphaerum pectinatum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Mesosphaerum pectinatum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Mesosphaerum pectinatum
Plants of the World Online: Mesosphaerum pectinatum
Tropicos: Mesosphaerum pectinatum
Wikipedia: Mesosphaerum pectinatum


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Mesosphaerum pectinatum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149550, retrieved 9 May 2021

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