Linderiella pulchella (Skan) Eb. Fisch., Schäferh. & Kai Müll.

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Linderiella pulchella

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Globe Rock, Vumba

Linderiella pulchella

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Globe Rock, Vumba

Linderiella pulchella

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Shambahla, Cumberland Rd, Nyanga

Linderiella pulchella

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Luna Rd, Harare

Linderiella pulchella

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Luna Rd, Harare

Linderiella pulchella

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Luna Rd, Harare

Linderiella pulchella

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Domboshawa

Linderiella pulchella

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Domboshawa

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Synonyms: Ilysanthes pulchella Skan
Ilysanthes pulchella Skan subsp. rhodesiana Norlindh
Ilysanthes purpurascens Hutch.
Ilysanthes saxatilis Norlindh
Lindernia pulchella (Skan) Philcox
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small procumbent to erect annual or perennial herb, usually less than 10 cm tall. Stems 4-angled, branching near the base.Leaves opposite, sessile or the lowermost shortly petiolate, elliptic-oblong, mostly 5-10 mm long; margin entire or sparsely crenate-dentate. Leaves and stems with more or less dense short stiff white hairs. Flowers solitary in the leaf axils; pedicels slender, 8-20 mm long. Calyx 3.5-5.5 mm long, with ovate-lanceolate lobes up to 1.5 mm long. Corolla blue, violet, pink or white, 8-14 mm long. Upper lip deeply bifid; lower lip 3-lobed with wavy, ciliate margins. Stamens 2. Capsule cylindric-ellipsoid 5-14 mm long.
Type location:
Malawi
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: pulchella: pretty, beautiful
Habitat: In moist shallow soil patches on rock.
Altitude range: Up to 2400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 23 May 2012
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 24.

Fischer, E. (1992). Systematik der afrikanischen Lindernieae (Scrophulariaceae) Tropische und subtropische Pflanzenwelt 81 Pages 300 - 304. (Includes a picture).

Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Scrophulariaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 86 - 87.

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 78.

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 69 - 70.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 98.

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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: Linderiella pulchella.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=151490, retrieved 18 September 2019

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