Crepidorhopalon goetzei (Engl.) Eb. Fisch.

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Crepidorhopalon goetzei

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park

Crepidorhopalon goetzei

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park

Crepidorhopalon goetzei

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park

Crepidorhopalon goetzei

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park

Crepidorhopalon goetzei

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park

Crepidorhopalon goetzei

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Craterostigma goetzei Engl.
Torenia brevifolia Engl. & Pilg.
Torenia goetzei (Engl.) Hepper
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Straggling, creeping or ascending perennial herb, branched from base; stems 10–65 cm long, quadrangular, hairless throughout, lower internodes short, lengthening above. Leaves opposite, sessile, ovate to ovate-oblong, 5–28 mm long, 3–5-veined, hairless but pellucid-punctate beneath; margin subentire, crenate or shallowly obscurely toothed. Flowers few in lax, spike-like raceme, in axil of one of opposite pair of bracts. Pedicels 1–2 mm long. Calyx 5-7.5 mm long, tube hairless, markedly winged along major veins; lobes broadly triangular, 1–1.5 mm long, shortly ciliate-pubescent. Corolla blue, violet or purple, 10.5–16 mm long, shortly glandular-pilose outside, upper lip broadly ovate, subentire, lower lip clearly trilobed; throat and palate with orange-brown hairs. Capsule ovoid, 5 mm long, with persistent style.
Type location:
Tanzania
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: goetzei: after Walter Goetze (1872-1899), German naturalist, explorer, photographer and collector of botanical and zoological specimens in Tanzania.
Habitat: In bogs, marshes and on streamsides.
Altitude range: 670 - 2255 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 29 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 265. (Includes a picture).

Fischer, E. (1992). Systematik der afrikanischen Lindernieae (Scrophulariaceae) Tropische und subtropische Pflanzenwelt 81 Pages 161 - 165. (Includes a picture).

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Page 59. As Torenia goetzei

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 97.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Crepidorhopalon goetzei.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=219770, retrieved 14 December 2018

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