Plectranthus baumii G├╝rke

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Plectranthus baumii

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Plectranthus baumii

Picture: Mark Hyde

Plectranthus baumii

Picture: Mark Hyde

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Synonyms: Coleus elegantissimus G. Taylor
Holostylon baumii (Gürke) G. Taylor
Holostylon gracilipedicillatum Robyns & Lebrun
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Status: Native
Erect perennial herb, 0.6-3 m tall with stems arising from a woody rootstock. Stems erect, rounded-quadrangular, becoming leafless as flowers mature. Leaves ovate, 25-70 mm long, pubescent and with red sessile glands; margin serrate; petiole 2-7 mm long. Inflorescence lax forming a much-branched open panicle; flowers solitary in the axils of bracts. Corolla blue, 13-16 mm long, pubescent with reddish sessile glands.
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Habitat: In open woodland on sandy soils or in rocky areas.
Altitude range: 750 - 1650 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Congo, Malawi Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,Lk,S
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Content last updated: Monday 25 July 2016

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 187.

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. As Holostylon baumii

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 233 - 234.

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

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Plectranthus baumii., retrieved 19 May 2022

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