Aeollanthus homblei De Wild.

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Aeollanthus homblei

Habit
Dambo margin
Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms
Nov 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

Aeollanthus homblei

Rosette leaves
Dambo margin
Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms
Nov 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

Aeollanthus homblei

Inflorescence
Dambo margin
Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms
Nov 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

Aeollanthus homblei

Flowers
Dambo margin
Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms
Nov 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

Aeollanthus homblei

Flowers
Dambo margin
Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms
Nov 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Aeollanthus rosulifolius P.A. Duvign. & Denaeyer
Icomum albocandelabrum P.A. Duvign. & Denaeyer
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with one or a few stems 10-45 cm tall growing from an elongate or globose root; leaves ± heteromorphic (with two different forms), in a rosette or subopposite, basal leaves 11-150 x 6-100 mm, subsessile or shortly petiolate, obovate to oblanceolate or elliptic to orbicular-oblate, stem leaves subsessile, smaller and narrower or sometimes absent; inflorescence unbranched or few branched spikes of subverticillate, subopposite or scattered flowers; fruiting calyx ovoid, 3.5-6 mm long; corolla white or pink with tube slightly broadened towards throat, 4.5-7.5 mm long, posterior lip 4-lobed with mid-lobes markedly larger than side lobes, lower lip 3-6 mm long, boat-shaped; nutlets smooth.
Type location:
Congo, Katanga, near Katentania, xi.1912, Homblé 832 (BR lectotype)
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: homblei: after Henri Antoine Homblé, Belgian botanist who collected the type specimen in Katanga Province of DRC
Habitat: Rocks, clay or shallow soil overlying rock or clay
Altitude range: 1100 - 1400 m
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: DRC and Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb
Growth form(s): Perennial.
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 14 April 2021
Literature:

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 299 - 300.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aeollanthus homblei
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aeollanthus homblei
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aeollanthus homblei
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Aeollanthus homblei
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Aeollanthus homblei
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Aeollanthus homblei
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aeollanthus homblei
JSTOR Plant Science: Aeollanthus homblei
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aeollanthus homblei
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aeollanthus homblei
Plants of the World Online: Aeollanthus homblei
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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: Aeollanthus homblei.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=210930, retrieved 6 May 2021

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