Orthosiphon schimperi Benth.

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Orthosiphon schimperi

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Cnr Lanner / Teviotdale Aves, Borrowdale Common

Orthosiphon schimperi

Picture: Bart Wursten
Cnr Lanner / Teviotdale Aves, Borrowdale Common

Orthosiphon schimperi

Picture: Bart Wursten
Entrance road just outside Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Orthosiphon schimperi

Picture: Bart Wursten
Entrance road just outside Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Orthosiphon schimperi

Picture: Bart Wursten
Entrance road just outside Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Orthosiphon schimperi

Picture: Bart Wursten
Entrance road just outside Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Orthosiphon schimperi

Picture: Bart Wursten
Tingwa Raphia Palm Botanical Reserve

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Synonyms: Orthosiphon coloratus Vatke
Orthosiphon rubicundus sensu auct. non (D. Don) Benth.
Plectranthus rubicundus D.Don
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, up to 60 cm. Leaves ovate-lanceolate with dentate margins. Inflorescences terminal with most parts purple, covered in whitish hairs. Flowers white or mauve with a distinct lip and dark circular marks in the throat.
Type location:
Ethiopia
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: schimperi: named after Wilhelm Schimper, explorer and collector, particularly in Ethiopia.
Habitat: In grassy areas in open woodland.
Altitude range: 450 - 1650 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Tropical Africa to Limpopo South Africao
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,E,C,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 27. As Orthosiphon rubicundus

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 148 - 150. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Orthosiphon schimperi
Flora of Mozambique: Orthosiphon schimperi
Flora of Zimbabwe: Orthosiphon schimperi

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Orthosiphon schimperi
African Plant Database: Orthosiphon schimperi
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Orthosiphon schimperi
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Orthosiphon schimperi
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Orthosiphon schimperi
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Orthosiphon schimperi
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Orthosiphon schimperi
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Orthosiphon schimperi
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Orthosiphon schimperi
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Orthosiphon schimperi
Ispot Southern Africa: Orthosiphon schimperi
JSTOR Plant Science: Orthosiphon schimperi
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Orthosiphon schimperi
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Orthosiphon schimperi
The Plant List (version 1.1): Orthosiphon schimperi
Tropicos: Orthosiphon schimperi


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Orthosiphon schimperi.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150420, retrieved 25 May 2019

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