Plectranthus termiticola A.J. Paton

We have few details about this taxon; if you can provide any information, photos or reliable records, please contact one of the site authors. Email addresses are given on the home page.

Images: None on this site.

Specimen citations: Display citations Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms: Plectranthus flaccidus sensu Mapaure & Timberlake non Gürke
Common names:
Status: Native
Type location:
Notes: A recently (2013) described new taxon restricted to Zambia and Zimbabwe, formerly confused with P. flaccidus (Vatke) Gürke which occurs in East Africa.
Derivation of specific name: termiticola: loving termitaria.
Habitat: Grasslands in Acacia woodland, often on termite mounds.
Altitude range: 1000 - 1400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species

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 flaccidus

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 217 - 218. Protologue

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 70. As Plectranthus flaccidus

Other sources of information about Plectranthus termiticola:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: Plectranthus termiticola

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Plectranthus termiticola
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Plectranthus termiticola
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Plectranthus termiticola
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Plectranthus termiticola
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Plectranthus termiticola
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Plectranthus termiticola
JSTOR Plant Science: Plectranthus termiticola
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Plectranthus termiticola
Plants of the World Online: Plectranthus termiticola
Tropicos: Plectranthus termiticola
Wikipedia: Plectranthus termiticola

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Plectranthus termiticola., retrieved 23 September 2023

Site software last modified: 10 May 2018 10:51pm
Terms of use