Dicliptera heterostegia Nees

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Dicliptera heterostegia

Picture: Mark Hyde
By Mazowe River, Hippo Pools

Dicliptera heterostegia

Picture: Mark Hyde
By Mazowe River, Hippo Pools

Dicliptera heterostegia

Picture: Mark Hyde
By Mazowe River, Hippo Pools

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Synonyms: Dicliptera insignis Mildbr.
Dicliptera mossambicensis Klotzsch
Justicia heterostegia E. Mey.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect or scrambling perennial herb with 6-angular stems up to 2 m long, more or less densely hairy. Leaves ovate or elliptic, 3.5-16 cm long, sometimes absent at flowering time, sparsely hairy or pubescent, mainly on the veins; petiole 1-6.5 cm long. Inflorescences in 2-5 clusters together in the leaf axils; bracts broadly ovate or elliptic with pairs more or less unequal, surfaces and particularly the margins, whitish hairy, sometimes densely so. Corolla 10-20 mm long, pink, purple or rarely white, pubescent outside.
Type location:
South Africa
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Habitat: Riverine forest and thickets, mid-altitude forest, dry coastal forest and woodland and on rocky hill slopes, usually in shaded habitats.
Altitude range: Up to 1350 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Madagascar.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb
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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.

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 256 - 258. (Includes a picture).

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.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 33.

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Flora of Malawi: Dicliptera heterostegia
Flora of Mozambique: Dicliptera heterostegia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Dicliptera heterostegia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dicliptera heterostegia
African Plant Database: Dicliptera heterostegia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dicliptera heterostegia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dicliptera heterostegia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Dicliptera heterostegia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dicliptera heterostegia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dicliptera heterostegia
JSTOR Plant Science: Dicliptera heterostegia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dicliptera heterostegia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dicliptera heterostegia
Plants of the World Online: Dicliptera heterostegia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Dicliptera heterostegia
Tropicos: Dicliptera heterostegia
Wikipedia: Dicliptera heterostegia


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Dicliptera heterostegia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154170, retrieved 12 July 2020

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