Haumaniastrum sericeum (Briq.) A.J. Paton

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Haumaniastrum sericeum

Dambo margin in damp muck soil
Near Shanda Village, Luena, Kaoma Distr.
Mar 2021
Photo: Nick Wightman

Haumaniastrum sericeum

Dambo margin in damp muck soil
Near Shanda Village, Luena, Kaoma Distr.
Mar 2021
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Acrocephalus sericeus Briq.
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Perennial herb up to 1.2 m tall. Stems growing from a woody rootstock, ascending to erect, 4-angled, sparsely branched, densely covered in felt-like hairs. Leaves opposite or fascicled with younger leaves, erect or spreading, sessile, linear to narrowly elliptic-obovate, up to 65 × 7 mm, sometimes folded along the midrib, densely covered in felt-like hairs; margin entire to remotely toothed. Flowers in small, 8-10 mm wide heads, together forming corymbose panicles. Corolla pale pink, blue or purple, rarely white.
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Derivation of specific name: sericeum: with silky appressed hairs, sericeous
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Namibia, Central Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,N,Mc,C,Lk,S,W
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Content last updated: Monday 10 May 2021

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 19.

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) Page 174.

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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: Haumaniastrum sericeum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150170, retrieved 20 April 2024

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