Oldenlandia affinis (Roem. & Schult.) DC.
var. fugax (Vatke) Verdc.

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Oldenlandia affinis var. fugax

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Island 4, Katombora, Zambezi River

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Synonyms: Hedyotis affinis Roem. & Schult.
Hedyotis decumbens Hochst.
Oldenlandia decumbens (Hochst.) Hiern
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Perennial herb with erect scrambling or trailing stems and linear-lanceolate to elliptic leaves. Flowers deep blue to violet, 1-several per stalk.
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Derivation of specific name: affinis: related to or allied to
Habitat: A species of woodlands, thickets, grassland rocky hillsides, roadsides and abandoned cultivation.
Altitude range: Up to 1560 m
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Madagascar and the Comoro Islands.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,Lk,W
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 41.

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 102.

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 72.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 90.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 97.

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 28. As Oldenlandia affinis

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 131 - 132.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Oldenlandia affinis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Oldenlandia affinis
JSTOR Plant Science: Oldenlandia affinis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Oldenlandia affinis
Plants of the World Online: Oldenlandia affinis
Tropicos: Oldenlandia affinis
Wikipedia: Oldenlandia affinis

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Oldenlandia affinis var. fugax.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154850, retrieved 13 April 2024

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