Anisotes bracteatus Milne-Redh.

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Small deciduous shrub,1-3 m tall. Young branches grooved, hairy. Leaves opposite, 4-16 cm long, narrowly ovate to elliptic, hairy below, particularly when young; petiole 15-3 cm; margin entire. Flowers in axillary spike-like inflorescences. Corolla 2-3 cm long greenish-yellow to pale yellow-brown, almost hidden by broadly ovate, pale green distinctly 5-veined bracts.
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Derivation of specific name: bracteatus: possessing bracts
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Flowering time:Mostly Apr - Jun
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C/E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk
Growth form(s): Shrub over 2 m, shrub under 2 m.
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Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 233 - 234.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 274.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 171.

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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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Anisotes bracteatus., retrieved 3 December 2023

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