Blepharis involucrata Solms

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Synonyms: Blepharis barguirmiensis A. Chev. ex Lindau
Blepharis pinguior C.B. Clarke
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Erect or procumbent annual herb. Stems up to 45 cm long, quadrangular, more or less densely pubescent. Leaves linear-lanceolate to narrowly elliptic or ovate, 3-11 cm long, hairless to pubescent, particularly on the veins; margin entire, rolled under. Flowers solitary, sessile or on short lateral spur branchlets. Bracts greenish to pale brown with purple-brown veins and bristles, more or less broadly elliptic-obovate, puberulous, ciliate with a long reflexed tip about half the length of the bract, bearing 7-17 rough bristles, 1-4 mm long. Corolla white to blue or mauve with darker veins, 11-14 mm long; lip obovate-spathulate, 5-7 mm wide. sparsely hairy below, central lobe largest.
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Worldwide distribution: Cameroon, Chad, Sudan, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk
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Literature:

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 18. As Blepharis pinguior

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 13.

Vollesen, K. (2000). Blepharis (Acanthaceae). A taxonomic revision. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Pages 207 - 210. (Includes a picture).

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Page 76.

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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: Blepharis involucrata.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153870, retrieved 25 May 2019

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