Justicia nuttii C.B. Clarke

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Justicia nuttii

Kalungwishi Headwaters at Lipangala confluence
Jan 2000
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Justicia goetzei Lindau
Justicia nuttii C.B. Clarke var. blantyrensis C.B. Clarke
Justicia schliebenii Mildbr.
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Frequency: Widespread
Status: Native
Perennial herb with 1 to several erect to decumbent sparsely to densely hairy stems from a creeping, sometimes branched rhizome. Leaves ovate, elliptic to oblong, rarely lanceolate, 1.5-5 cm long, usually more or less densely hairy above, mainly on the veins beneath; petiole 1-5 mm long. Flowers in axillary secund (only 1 bract at each node supporting a flower) spike-like, 2(3)-flowered inflorescences. Calyx with linear lobes, 4-14 mm long, hairless or puberulous. Corolla white, sometimes with faint mauve markings on the lower lip. Capsule 9-13 mm long, pubescent in the upper half.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: nuttii: In honour of W.H. Nutt, who collected in the Lake Tanganyika area in the 1890s
Habitat: Montane grassland, bushland or woodland
Altitude range: 1200 - 2200 m
Flowering time:Dec - Mar
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Mc
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Content last updated: Wednesday 17 May 2017

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 51.

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 192 - 193.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Justicia nuttii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=222890, retrieved 26 September 2022

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