Plectranthus hockii De Wild.

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Plectranthus hockii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road, Nyika National Park

Plectranthus hockii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road, Nyika National Park

Plectranthus hockii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road, Nyika National Park

Plectranthus hockii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road, Nyika National Park

Plectranthus hockii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Holostylon katangense (De Wild.) Robyns & Lebrun
Plectranthus katangensis De Wild.
Symphostemon articulatus I.M. Johnst.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with several stems up to 35 cm high, sticky glandular with hair-like and sessile yellow to orange glands. Stems usually leafless when flowering, growing from a large fleshy rootstock. Leaves opposite, mostly confined to separate sterile shoots, elliptic, 12-40 mm long, sparsely hairy and glandular-punctate; margin entire or serrate; petiole 0-2 mm long. Inflorescence lax with flowers more or less regularly spaced along the flowering stem on pedicels 4-14 mm long.Calyx 3-4 mm long, densely pubescent with both non-glandular and glandular hairs and sessile glands; lobes more or less equal, triangular. Corolla 10-18 mm long, pale to dark blue, purple or rarely white; upper lip slightly shorter than lower lip; lower lip deeply boat-shaped, enclosing the stamens, sparsely hairy and glandular.
Type location:
DRC, Katanga
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: hockii: named after A. Hock, plant collector in Congo who collected the type specimen in 1910.
Habitat: As a pyrophyte in grassland or woodland.
Altitude range: 1500 - 2200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,Mc
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 8 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 188. as Plectranthus katangensis

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 232 - 233. (Includes a picture).

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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: Plectranthus hockii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=207880, retrieved 14 November 2018

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