Dicliptera aculeata C.B. Clarke

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Dicliptera aculeata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Between Malangalanga and Area 3, Lilongwe

Dicliptera aculeata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Between Malangalanga and Area 3, Lilongwe

Dicliptera aculeata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Between Malangalanga and Area 3, Lilongwe

Dicliptera aculeata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Between Malangalanga and Area 3, Lilongwe

Dicliptera aculeata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Between Malangalanga and Area 3, Lilongwe

Dicliptera aculeata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Between Malangalanga and Area 3, Lilongwe

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Synonyms: Peristrophe aculeata (C.B. Clarke) Brummitt
Peristrophe bicalyculata sensu Clerke, non (Retz.) Nees
Peristrophe hensii Sensu da Silva et Al., non C.B. Clarke
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Straggling or erect perennial herb, with 6-angled stems up to 2 m long growing from a woody rootstock. Leaves often immature or absent at time of flowering, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 2-15 cm long, mostly hairless or shortly hispid on margin and vins beneath; petiole 1-8 mm long. Inflorescences axillary and terminal, lax or congested, 1-2 umbels per axil, together forming one large branched inflorescence on mostly leafless branches. Bracts green in more or less unequal pairs, linear-lanceolate, 6-24 mm long, usually with scattered glands; margin hyline towards the base. Calyx with lobes 3-8 mm long; ciliate; margin hyaline. Corolla 16-30 mm long, pink or purple, rarely white with purple guidelines, with scattered glands and pubescent outside; tube 7-11 mm long; upper lip oblong, 8.5-19 mm long; lower lip elliptic, 8-20 mm long. Capsule 9.5-16 mm long, with sparse mixed glands and hairs at least towards the apex.
Type location:
Malawi
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In miombo woodland on sandy soils,often in seasonally wet areas, among scrub on riverbanks and in grassland, in secondary woodland and along roadsides.
Altitude range: 450 - 1800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc,E,C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Sarangesa motozi (Larval foodplant)
Sarangesa seineri (Larval foodplant)
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Content last updated: Sunday 14 October 2018
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 51. as Peristrophe aculeata (Includes a picture).

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. As Peristrophe hensii

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 294 - 295.

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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: Dicliptera aculeata.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=170410, retrieved 10 December 2018

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