Hygrophila schulli (Buch.-Ham.) M.R. Almeida & S.M. Almeida

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Hygrophila schulli

Lower Zambezi National Park;
Apr 2009
Photo: Mike Bingham

Hygrophila schulli

Lower Zambezi National Park;
Apr 2009
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Barleria auriculata Schumach.
Hygrophila auriculata (Schumach.) Heine
Hygrophila spinosa T. Anderson
Common names:
Status: Native
Robust erect annual herb, up to 1 m tall. Stems sparsely branched, 4-angled. Leaves subsessile, linear-lanceolate, up to 15 cm long. Flowers in axillary clusters with up to 6 straight spines among the bracts, up to 4 cm long. Corolla 2-lipped, pale blue to mauve with orange-brown raised markings in the white to yellowish centre of the lower lip.
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Habitat: In alluvial soils in seasonally wet areas near vleis swamps and floodplains.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jun - Aug
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa and India
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,E,S
Growth form(s): Annual.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 1 June 2015

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 193. As Hygrophila auriculata (Includes a picture).

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 136 - 137. as Hygrophila auriculata (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 19. As Hygrophila auriculata

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 14. as Hygrophila auriculata

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Pages 118 - 120. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hygrophila schulli
African Plant Database: Hygrophila schulli
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hygrophila schulli
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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: Hygrophila schulli.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153090, retrieved 27 February 2024

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