Sopubia eminii Engl.

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Sopubia eminii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park.

Sopubia eminii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park.

Sopubia eminii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park.

Sopubia eminii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park.

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Synonyms: Sopubia trifida sensu Skan non Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
More or less erect annual herb, 30–60 cm. tall; stems simple to much branched especially near base, scabrid and usually with minute bristly hairs. Leaves (sub)opposite, sometimes 3-whorled, usually trifid particularly below with narrowly linear lobes, becoming entire above, up to 4 cm long, becoming bract-like within the inflorescence. Inflorescence loose, terminal, racemose; flowers opposite, yellow or white with dark purple centre. Pedicels 5–9 mm long, slender, scabrid. Calyx 3.5–4.5 mm long, minutely scabrid outside, almost hairless inside; lobes broadly triangular, c. 1.25 mm long, more or less densely orange to black glandular-punctate when dried. Capsule broadly cylindric-ellipsoid, 3.5–5 mm long, hairless but sparsely reddish glandular-punctate when dried.
Type location:
Tanzania and Kenya
Notes:
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Habitat: In woodland, grassy places and on hillsides.
Altitude range: Up to 2300 m
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Worldwide distribution: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,?E
Zambian distribution (Provinces):
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Content last updated: Saturday 23 March 2019
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 268.

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) Page 146.

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: Sopubia eminii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=151910, retrieved 19 November 2019

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