Leonotis myricifolia Iwarsson & Y.B.Harv.

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Leonotis myricifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Leonotis myricifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Leonotis myricifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Leonotis myricifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Leonotis pole-evansii sensu White
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Laxly branched shrub up to 3 m tall, growing from a woody rootstock. Leaves oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, up to 5 cm long, shortly hairy and with sessile glands on both surfaces; margin crenate at the top part only, rolled under; petiole 1-9 mm long, flattened, pubescent. Inflorescences mostly 2-3 perbranch, hemispherical but flattened below, 30-45 mm in diameter. Calyx 12-22 mm long, 10-12 toothed,pale green to brown, lower teeth often partially united. Corolla 4-5 cm long, densely orange hairy; tube 22-30 mm long; upper lip 14-20 mm long, orange hairs enclosing anthers and stigma; lower lip 3-lobed.
Type location:
Malawi
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: myricifolia: with leaves like a Myrica.
Habitat: Among rocky outcrops and secondary scrub in tall grassland.
Altitude range: 1750 - 2350 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Southern Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 9 September 2018
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 184. (Includes a picture).

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Page 71.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 69.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 295. as Leonotis aff. pole-evansii

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Leonotis myricifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Leonotis myricifolia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Leonotis myricifolia
Tropicos: Leonotis myricifolia


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Leonotis myricifolia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=207210, retrieved 21 September 2018

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