Monopsis zeyheri (Sond.) Thulin

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Synonyms: Lobelia fonticola Engl. & Gilg
Lobelia zeyheri Sond.
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Status: Native
Annual herb; stems erect or decumbent, 2-15 cm tall. Leaves up to 14 × 7 mm, sessile, elliptic to narrowly ovate, pubescent; margin coarsely serrate-dentate. Flowers often cleistogamous, in lax racemes; bracteoles at base of pedicel resembling small leaves. Corolla 4-5 mm long, white, pale blue or pink with 2 yellowish bumps in the mouth of the tube.
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Derivation of specific name: zeyheri: named after Carl Zeyher, 1799 - 1858, a German naturalist
Habitat: in seasonally wet ground, stream banks or shallow soils over rocks, often in sandy places
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Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Angola, Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): E,Lk,S,W
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 26.

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 58. Under Lobeliaceae

Thulin, M. (1983). Lobeliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Page 148.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Monopsis zeyheri., retrieved 27 October 2021

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