Aeollanthus subacaulis (Baker) Hua & Briq.
var. linearis (Burkill) Ryding

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Aeollanthus subacaulis var. linearis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Below Namuli Peak, Zambezia province.

Aeollanthus subacaulis var. linearis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Below Namuli Peak, Zambezia province.

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Synonyms: Aeollanthus rubescens Gürke
Aeollanthus salicifolius Baker
Icomum lineare Burkill
Common names:
See var. subacaulis for general description. This variety differs in having much smaller and inconspicuous leaves in the basal rosette; a far greater number of leaves along the branches; the leaves along the branches are narrower, linear, thick and almost fleshy. This variety is more usually several stemmed and occurs in shallow soil on seepage rocks and among grasses.
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Notes: This species is unusual in Lamiaceae in not having strictly opposite leaves.
Derivation of specific name: subacaulis: almost without a stem
Habitat: In shallow soil on seepage rocks and among grasses.
Altitude range: 700 - 2200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Burundi, Cameroun, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,C
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 183.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 300 - 302. (Includes a picture).

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

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Flora of Malawi: Aeollanthus subacaulis var. linearis
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aeollanthus subacaulis
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Wikipedia: Aeollanthus subacaulis

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: Aeollanthus subacaulis var. linearis., retrieved 30 September 2023

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