Clerodendrum buchneri Gürke

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Clerodendrum buchneri

Approximately 14 km upstream of Sioma town
Jan 2018
Photo: Warren McCleland

Clerodendrum buchneri

Approximately 14 km upstream of Sioma town
Jan 2018
Photo: Warren McCleland

Clerodendrum buchneri

Approximately 14 km upstream of Sioma town
Jan 2018
Photo: Warren McCleland

Clerodendrum buchneri

Approximately 14 km upstream of Sioma town
Jan 2018
Photo: Warren McCleland

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Synonyms: Clerodendrum capitatum sensu J.G. Baker in F.T.A. 5: 306 (1900)
Clerodendrum cuneifolium Baker
Clerodendrum hockii De Wild.
Clerodendrum humile Chiov.
Clerodendrum impensum B. Thomas var. buchneroides B. Thomas
Clerodendrum strictum Baker
Siphonanthus cuneifolius Hiern
Siphonanthus strictus Hiern
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
A suffrutex growing from a woody rhizomatous rootstock; stems herbaceous, 1–several, up to c. 1 m high (usually less than 30 cm), erect, usually simple, sometimes few-branched, more or less densely hispid-pubescent, with short erect hairs mixed with scattered long purplish to whitish spreading hairs. Leaves mostly opposite to subopposite, oblong-obovate to obovate or more or less broadly oblong, 5–15.5 cm long, lowermost leaves smallest, sometimes bract-like, light to dark green, somewhat discolorous, sparsely covered with short hairs on both surfaces, densest on the veins; veins more or less impressed above and prominent beneath; margin usually entire or sometimes with a few broad teeth towards the apex; petiole ascending, 0.7–3.5 cm long, slender, grooved. Inflorescence terminal, capitate, subglobose, 3.5–9 cm long, sometimes with additional flower clusters in the axils beneath; bracts maroon to purplish, elliptic to narrowly lanceolate, 1.2–3.5 cm long, pubescent outside. Calyx 1.5–2 cm long, with lobes dark purple or pale green margined with purple. Corolla sweet-scented, white or creamy-white; tube 5–7.9 cm long, with glandular hairs or ± sessile glands. Stamens exserted for c. 2.5 cm. Fruit c. 1.3 cm long and 0.8–1.3 cm wide.
Type location:
Angola
Notes: This species is similar to Clerodendrum capitatum (Willd.) Schumach. & Thonn. It clearly differs in being a low-growing suffrutex not a scrambling shrub or liane with spine-like modified petiole bases as well as somewhat different leaves. .
Derivation of specific name: buchneri: After J.G. Buchner, German naturalist who collected the type specimen in Angola
Habitat: Deciduous woodland and wooded grassland, on Kalahari Sands and sandy soils often on termite mounds, along margins of dambos and sandy roadsides.
Altitude range: 400 - 1700 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,C,Lk,S,W
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Content last updated: Wednesday 7 February 2018
Literature:

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 101 - 102.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 68.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 77.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Clerodendrum buchneri.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=164920, retrieved 16 August 2018

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