Dicliptera pumila (Lindau) Dandy ex Brenan

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Dicliptera pumila

Picture: Bart Wursten
Shenstone, Mt Hampden

Dicliptera pumila

Picture: Bart Wursten
Shenstone, Mt Hampden

Dicliptera pumila

Picture: Bart Wursten
Shenstone, Mt Hampden

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Status: Native
Pyrophytic suffrutex usually flowering on short largely leafless stems after burning. Mature leaves 2-7 cm long, obovate or oblanceolate. Inflorescences axillary and terminal; cymules several-flowered, subcapitate or shortly spiciform, each flower subtended by 1 bract and 2 bracteoles. Cymule bracts 4-11 mm long. Corolla 10-22 mm long, white, pale pink, mauve or blue with pink or purple guidelines. Seeds tuberculate.
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Derivation of specific name: pumila: dwarf
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa from South Sudan to Angola and Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,E,C,Lk
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 54. as Peristrophe pumila

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 283 - 285. (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.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dicliptera pumila
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dicliptera pumila
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dicliptera pumila
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Wikipedia: Dicliptera pumila

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Dicliptera pumila.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154210, retrieved 2 October 2022

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