Acanthopale confertiflora (Lindau) C.B.Clarke

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Acanthopale confertiflora

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Bwindi Forest, Uganda.

Acanthopale confertiflora

Picture: Bart Wursten
Bwindi Forest, Uganda.

Acanthopale confertiflora

Picture: Bart Wursten
Bwindi Forest, Uganda.

Acanthopale confertiflora

Picture: Bart Wursten
Bwindi Forest, Uganda.

Acanthopale confertiflora

Picture: Bart Wursten
Bwindi Forest, Uganda.

Acanthopale confertiflora

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Forest, Nyika National Park

Acanthopale confertiflora

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Forest, Nyika National Park

Acanthopale confertiflora

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Forest, Nyika National Park

Acanthopale confertiflora

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Forest, Nyika National Park

Acanthopale confertiflora

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Forest, Nyika National Park

Acanthopale confertiflora

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Forest, Nyika National Park

Acanthopale confertiflora

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Forest, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Dischistocalyx confertiflora Lindau
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Softly wooded shrub up to 3 m high, sometimes with stilt roots. Leaves ovate or elliptic, largest 10-25 cm long, with sparse long appressed hairs above, hairy mainly on the veins and midrib beneath; petiole 1-5 cm long with long spreading hairs on the edges. Flowers in condensed head-like racemes on a winged peduncle 5-15 mm long. Bracts sometimes purplish. Calyx 9-14 mm long, densely pubescent in the apical half, sometimes with stalked glands. Corolla white with pink or purple lines in the throat, pubescent with broad glossy hairs in a dorsal band. Capsule 12-13 mm long.
Type location:
Malawi
Notes:
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Habitat: Montane evergreen forest
Altitude range: 1800 - 2200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Burundi, Rwanda,Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
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Content last updated: Thursday 23 June 2016
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 48. (Includes a picture).

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 21.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 18.

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Pages 144 - 145.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 112. (Includes a picture).

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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: Acanthopale confertiflora.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=204440, retrieved 1 June 2020

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