Plectranthus selukwensis N.E.Br.

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Plectranthus selukwensis

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Great Dyke

Plectranthus selukwensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass, Gt Dyke

Plectranthus selukwensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass, Gt Dyke

Plectranthus selukwensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass, Gt Dyke

Plectranthus selukwensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Hills behind Valley of Kings, Mutare.

Plectranthus selukwensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Hills behind Valley of Kings, Mutare.

Plectranthus selukwensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Hills behind Valley of Kings, Mutare.

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Synonyms: Plectranthus cf. sphaerophyllus sensu Mapaura & Timberlake
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb up to 50 cm high with several ascending stems growing from a woody rootstock. Stems quadrangular, often purplish, with retrorse hairs and spreading glandular hairs,sometimes also with orange to red sessile glands. Leaves spreading to ascending, broadly ovate triangular, upto 4 cm long, often broadly cordate at the base, indumentum as for the stems; margin often deeply crenate-dentate; petiole 8-35 mm long. Inflorescence fairly lax, tending to be one-sided. Calyx 2-3 mm long, purplish, hairy and with sessile glands. Corolla 11-13 mm long, purple sparsely hairy and with red sessile glands; lower lip deeply boat-shaped, hiding the stamens, densely hairy with purple hairs,frilled at the apex.
Type location:
Zimbabwe
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: selukwensis: of Selukwe (now Shurugwi) in Zimbabwe, where the type was collected.
Habitat: Amongst granite rocks.
Altitude range: 1200 - 1700 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,N,Mc,C
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Friday 15 June 2018
Literature:

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 56. as Plectranthus cf. sphaerophyllus

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Page 228.

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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 selukwensis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=208020, retrieved 14 November 2018

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