Hypoestes forskaolii (Vahl) Roem. & Schult.
subsp. forskaolii

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Hypoestes forskaolii subsp. forskaolii

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Cleveland Dam, Harare

Hypoestes forskaolii subsp. forskaolii

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Cleveland Dam, Harare

Hypoestes forskaolii subsp. forskaolii

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Borrowdale Common bridge

Hypoestes forskaolii subsp. forskaolii

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Borrowdale Common bridge

Hypoestes forskaolii subsp. forskaolii

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Bunga Forest, Vumba

Hypoestes forskaolii subsp. forskaolii

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Slopes of Mt Belingwe.

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Synonyms: Hypoestes depauperata Lindau
Hypoestes echioides Lindau
Hypoestes latifolia Nees
Hypoestes mlanjensis C.B. Clarke
Hypoestes mollis T. Anderson
Hypoestes preussii Lindau
Hypoestes tanganyikensis C.B. Clarke
Hypoestes verticillaris (L.f.) Roem. & Schult.
Hypoestes violaceotincta Lindau
Justicia forskaolii Vahl
Justicia paniculata Forssk.
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb often sprawling, up to 1 m tall. Leaves opposite, petiolate, ovate, 2-8 cm long, covered in short hairs. Flowers in terminal and axillary clusters, held in glandular hairy bracts; corolla 2-lipped, white to pale pinkish with dark lilac markings.
Type location:
Yemen
Notes: Plants often die back in the dry winter months but are more lush and permanent in moist forested habitats.
Derivation of specific name: forskaolii: after Pehr Forsskål (1732 - 1763), Finnish-born student of Linnaeus, who travelled and collected in Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula.
Habitat: In a wide variety of habitats.
Altitude range: Up to 2300 m
Flowering time:Feb - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical and Southern Africa. Also in Saharan Highlands, Arabia and Madagascar.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,Mc,E,C,Lk,S,W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 132 - 133. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 48.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 21.

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.

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 300 - 304. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 329. (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 14.

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

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 200 - 201. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 18.

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

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 194.

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Pages 32 - 33. (Includes a picture).

Other sources of information about Hypoestes forskaolii subsp. forskaolii:

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Flora of Botswana: Hypoestes forskaolii subsp. forskaolii
Flora of Caprivi: Hypoestes forskaolii subsp. forskaolii
Flora of Malawi: Hypoestes forskaolii subsp. forskaolii
Flora of Mozambique: Hypoestes forskaolii subsp. forskaolii
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hypoestes forskaolii subsp. forskaolii

External websites:

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


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: Hypoestes forskaolii subsp. forskaolii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154290, retrieved 23 February 2020

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