Plectranthus sigmoideus A.J. Paton

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Plectranthus sigmoideus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along road to Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park

Plectranthus sigmoideus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along road to Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park

Plectranthus sigmoideus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along road to Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park

Plectranthus sigmoideus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along road to Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park

Plectranthus sigmoideus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along road to Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park

Plectranthus sigmoideus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along road to Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park

Plectranthus sigmoideus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road before Chozi turn-off, Nyika National Park

Plectranthus sigmoideus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road before Chozi turn-off, Nyika National Park

Plectranthus sigmoideus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road before Chozi turn-off, Nyika National Park

Plectranthus sigmoideus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road before Chozi turn-off, Nyika National Park

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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb 20-40 cm high, with mostly unbranched, hairy stems growing from an ovoid to cylindrical tuber. Leaves sometimes concentrated towards the base of the plant, ovate, 15-40 mm long, sparsely hairy and with reddish glands; margin deeply and sometimes coarsely toothed; petiole 1-10 mm long. Inflorescence lax with 10-15-flowered clusters up to 25 mm apart; bracts cup-shaped, up to 10 mm long but only in very young inflorescences and falling quickly; pedicels 5-10 mm long. Calyx up to 6 mm long in fruit, glandular pubescent; upper lip elliptic to obovate, curving upwards; lower lip with median lobes 4-5 mm long with teeth 1 mm long. Corolla white to pale blueish-purple, 8-15 mm long, pubescent with redd sessile glands; tube s-shaped; upper lip erect, shorter than lower lip; lower lip 3-8 mm long, deeply boat-shaped, enclosing the stamens.
Type location:
Zambia
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: sigmoideus: S-shaped, referring to the shape of the flower tube.
Habitat: In grassland and woodland.
Altitude range: 1200 - 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC, southern Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N
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Content last updated: Wednesday 2 October 2019
Literature:

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 270 - 271. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Plectranthus sigmoideus

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


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: Plectranthus sigmoideus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=208030, retrieved 12 November 2019

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