Dicliptera maculata Nees
subsp. maculata

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Dicliptera maculata subsp. maculata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lusero Forest, Nyika National Park

Dicliptera maculata subsp. maculata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lusero Forest, Nyika National Park

Dicliptera maculata subsp. maculata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lusero Forest, Nyika National Park

Dicliptera maculata subsp. maculata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lusero Forest, Nyika National Park

Dicliptera maculata subsp. maculata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lusero Forest, Nyika National Park

Dicliptera maculata subsp. maculata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Dicliptera maculata subsp. maculata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Dicliptera maculata subsp. maculata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Dicliptera maculata subsp. maculata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Dicliptera maculata subsp. maculata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: ?Dicliptera umbellata sensu Binns, non (Vahl) Juss.
Dicliptera lingulata C.B. Clarke
Dicliptera longipedunculata Mildbr.
Dicliptera wittei Mildbr.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, often scrambling, with 6-angled stems up to 4m long, shortly hairy usually only when young. Leaves ovate, 2-12.5 cm long, often young or absent at flowering time hairless on both surfaces or sparsely pubescent on margin and veins beneath; petiole 5-78 mm long. Inflorescences axillary of 1-3 umbels of 2-6 flowers,together often forming loose panicles on largely leafless branches. Bracts of unequal size, oblong-elliptic, lanceolate or obovate-elliptic, prominently 3-veined, shortly glandular-pubescent. Corolla 14-21.5 mm long, bright pink or purple. Capsule 5.5-8.5 mm long, glandular pubescent.
Type location:
Ethiopia
Notes:
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Habitat: In montane and riverine forest, particularly at margins and clearings.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Cameroon, Gabon, CAR, DRC, Burundi, Uganda, South Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
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Content last updated: Wednesday 26 September 2018
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 48. as Dicliptera maculata (Includes a picture).

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 263 - 265.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 18. As Dicliptera lingulata

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 33. as Dicliptera lingulata

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Dicliptera maculata subsp. maculata.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=219170, retrieved 12 July 2020

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