Hedythyrsus thamnoideus (K.Schum.) Bremek.

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Hedythyrsus thamnoideus

Picture: Penny English
Along the road to the Juniper forest, Nyika National Park.

Hedythyrsus thamnoideus

Picture: Penny English
Along the road to the Juniper forest, Nyika National Park.

Hedythyrsus thamnoideus

Picture: Penny English
Along the road to the Juniper forest, Nyika National Park.

Hedythyrsus thamnoideus

Picture: Penny English
Along the road to the Juniper forest, Nyika National Park.

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Synonyms: Hedythyrsus spermacocinus sensu F. White, in Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia: 409 (1962)
Oldenlandia thamnoidea K. Schum.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small shrub, less than 2 m high. Leaves narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, 8–25 mm long, discolourous, green above (blackish-green when dry), whitish or silvery beneath, hairless or with a few hairs on the margins and main vein beneath; , margins revolute; petiole short, scarcely 1 mm. long; stipule sheath hairy, 1–3 mm long, with 3–7 fimbriae 1–4 mm long. Inflorescences 1.5–2.5 cm wide, less than 30-flowered. Corolla white, pink or pale lilac; tube 1.8–4 mm long, hairless or hairy outside; lobes oblong-ovate, 1.5–3 mm long. Capsule 1–1.2 mm tall excluding the 1–1.6 mm long beak.
Type location:
Tanzania
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In Podocarpus forest or Hagenia forest, in bracken or Protea-Ericaceae scrub and also in montane grassland.
Altitude range: 1950 - 2400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, northern Malawi and northeastern Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
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Content last updated: Thursday 3 September 2020
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 242. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 89.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 106 - 107. (Includes a picture).

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press. Page 409. Included under Hedythyrsus spermacocinus

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Hedythyrsus thamnoideus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=189620, retrieved 19 September 2020

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