Dissotis hensii Cogn.

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Dissotis hensii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Itindi Community, Oriental, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Dissotis hensii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Itindi Community, Oriental, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Dissotis hensii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Itindi Community, Oriental, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Dissotis hensii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Itindi Community, Oriental, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

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Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb up to 1 m high. Stems and branches 4-angled, rough with short, appressed bristles. Leaves ovate,oblong-ovate or lanceolate, 5.5-12.5 cm long; fairly thinly textures, light green above, paler beneath, sparsely covered in short bristles on both surfaces, 3-7-veined; veins impressed above, prominent beneath; margin with fine bristly teeth; petiole 1-4 cm long. Flowers in lax, branched terminal heads; receptacle c. 4 × 2.5 mm, cylindric, sparsely covered in short rough bristles. Sepals lanceolate, 3 mm long; intersepalar segments short, bristly at the top. Petals 7-8 mm long, pink. Anthers in 2 forms, c 4 mm long. Fruiting receptacle ovoid, 6-8 mm long, with distinctly raised veins. Capsule subspherical, shorter than the receptacle.
Type location:
DRC
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Habitat: Marshy ground in "mushitu" swamp forest.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw
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Content last updated: Sunday 30 September 2012
Literature:

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Melastomataceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 252.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 76.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dissotis hensii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Dissotis hensii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dissotis hensii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dissotis hensii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Dissotis hensii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dissotis hensii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Dissotis hensii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Dissotis hensii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dissotis hensii
Ispot Southern Africa: Dissotis hensii
JSTOR Plant Science: Dissotis hensii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dissotis hensii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dissotis hensii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Dissotis hensii
Tropicos: Dissotis hensii


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Dissotis hensii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=191890, retrieved 25 May 2019

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