Strobilanthopsis linifolia (T. Anderson) Milne-Redh.

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Strobilanthopsis linifolia

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Mongu, Western Zambia.

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Synonyms: Calophanes linifolius T. Anderson ex C.B. Clarke
Dyschoriste linifolia (T. Anderson) C.B. Clarke
Hygrophila evae Briq.
Hygrophila glutinifolia Lindau
Strobilanthopsis glutinifolia (Lindau) S. Moore
Strobilanthopsis hircina S. Moore
Strobilanthopsis prostrata Milne-Redh.
Strobilanthopsis rogersii S. Moore
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Status: Native
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: linifolia: with line-like (linear) leaves.
Habitat: In miombo and other types of woodland, on rocky hillsides and also on metalliferous or serpentine soils.
Altitude range: 900 - 1800 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,N,C,Lk,S,W
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Content last updated: Friday 12 April 2024

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 15.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 19.

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Pages 153 - 155. (Includes a picture).

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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: Strobilanthopsis linifolia., retrieved 14 June 2024

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