Batopedina linearifolia (Brem.) Verdc.

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Common names:
Subshrubs with many branches from a thick woody rootstock, often tufted. Leaves opposite but sometimes appearing verticillate, linear to ovate; stipules with 3–5 short lobes from a short base. Flowers heterostylous, solitary or paired, axillary or at apices of branchlets; calyx tube ovoid; lobes unequal, one foliaceous and rest minute or of varying sizes. Corolla tube filiform, enlarged at apex; throat hairy inside; lobes 5, ovate. Stamens 5, included or exserted. Ovary 2-locular with many ovules. Style included or exserted; stigma lobes filiform. Capsule ovoid, splitting into 2 cocci with numerous seeds. Testa finely striate.
From FZ, Vol 5, Part 1, (1989) Author: B. Verdcourt
Type location:
Zambia, Mumbwa
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Crevices in granite and quartzite rocks on kopjes.
Altitude range: 1250 m (approx)
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Worldwide distribution: Not known elsewhere
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,C
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Endemic status:
Red data list status: Endangered
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Content last updated: Tuesday 22 August 2017

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 81 - 82. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Batopedina linearifolia
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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: Batopedina linearifolia., retrieved 3 December 2023

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