Equilabium viphyense (Brummitt & Seyani) Mwany., Culham & A.J.Paton
subsp. zebrarum (Brummitt & Seyani) Mwany. & A.J.Paton

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Equilabium viphyense subsp. zebrarum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along Northern Loop road towards Nganda Hill, Nyika National Park

Equilabium viphyense subsp. zebrarum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along Northern Loop road towards Nganda Hill, Nyika National Park

Equilabium viphyense subsp. zebrarum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along Northern Loop road towards Nganda Hill, Nyika National Park

Equilabium viphyense subsp. zebrarum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along Northern Loop road towards Nganda Hill, Nyika National Park

Equilabium viphyense subsp. zebrarum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along Northern Loop road towards Nganda Hill, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Plectranthus viphyensis Brummitt & Seyani subsp. zebrarum (Brummitt & Seyani) A.J.Paton
Plectranthus zebrarum Brummitt & Seyani
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Aromatic, perennial suffrutex with several stems up to 90 cm long arising from a horizontal tuberous rootstock. Leaves elliptic to ovate, 20-14- mm long, more or less densely hairy on both surfaces and with red sessile glands; margin toothed with 1-3 smaller teeth on each larger one; petiole 2-8 mm long. Inflorescence branched, lax or condensed, with 6-flowered clusters 5-20 mm apart. Calyx 2-4 mm long, hairy and with red sessile glands. Corolla deep reddish purple, 10-18 mm long, 2-lipped with both lips more or less equal in length; upper lip often paler with darker stripes.
Type location:
Malawi
Notes: This subspecies differs from the more widespread subsp. viphyensis by the elliptic to ovate leaves with a shorter petiole and is found in higher altitude montane grassland habitat.
Derivation of specific name: viphyensis: of Viphya in Malawi where the type of the nominate subspecies was collected.
Habitat: Montane grassland.
Altitude range: 1800 - 2200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Only known from the Mafinga Hills and Nyika Plateau in Malawi and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Content last updated: Sunday 12 May 2019
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 189. as Plectranthus zebrarum

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 226 - 227. as Plectranthus viphyensis zebrarum

Paton, A.J., Mwanyambo, M., Govaerts, R.H.A., Smitha, K., Suddee, S., Phillipson, P.B., Wilson, T.C., Forster, P.I., Culham, A. (2019). Nomenclatural changes in Coleus and Plectranthus (Lamiaceae): a tale of more than two genera Phytokeys 129 Page 127.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 71. As Plectranthus zebrarum

Willis, C.K., Burrows, J.E., Fish, L., Phiri, P.S.M., Chikuni, A.C. & Golding, J. (2001). Developing a greater understanding of the flora of the Nyika Syst. Geogr. Pl. 71(2) Page 1000. as Plectranthus zebrarum

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Equilabium viphyense
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Equilabium viphyense subsp. zebrarum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=208080, retrieved 28 October 2021

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