Sopubia karaguensis Oliv.
var. karaguensis

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Sopubia karaguensis var. karaguensis

Habit
Dambo margin in damp muck soil
Near Muzuma Village, Mutondo, Kaoma Distr.
Mar 2021
Photo: Nick Wightman

Sopubia karaguensis var. karaguensis

Inflorescence
Dambo margin in damp muck soil
Near Muzuma Village, Mutondo, Kaoma Distr.
Mar 2021
Photo: Nick Wightman

Sopubia karaguensis var. karaguensis

Flower
Dambo margin in damp muck soil
Near Muzuma Village, Mutondo, Kaoma Distr.
Mar 2021
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Sopubia fastigiata Hiern
Sopubia welwitschii Engl. var. micrantha Engl.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect robust perennial or undershrub to 1 m, pubescent to tomentose. Leaves 15-40 mm, opposite to subwhorled, simple to 3-fid or 5-fid with segments 1-1.5 mm wide; margin thickened. Inflorescence 5-20 mm, spike-like, simple or much-branched, relatively lax with the axis visible between the whorls. Flowers pink, mauve to purple. Bracteoles narrowly linear. Calyx 6-11 × c. 4-5 mm; lobes 3-9.5 mm, calyx not apparently inflated or enlarged, densely tomentose on the outside. Corolla 15-22 mm in diameter. Capsule glabrous, spherical to broadly ovoid.
Type location:
Uganda
Notes: See also var. macrocalyx.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In damp ground in grassland.
Altitude range: Up to 2200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): S
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 17 May 2021
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) Pages 147 - 149.

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, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Sopubia karaguensis var. karaguensis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=151920, retrieved 23 October 2021

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