Buchnera prorepens Eckl. & Gilg

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Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Annual or perennial herb; stem many, prostrate, arising from woody taproot usually much branched, terete, subglabrous to short or long pilose; lower leaves 14-42 x 5-12 mm, opposite, obovate, narrowing into petiole-like base, margin entire to minute dentate; upper leaves bract-like; flowers pedicellate, solitary in axils of leaf-like bracts throughout greater part of stem; pedicels 1-1.5 mm long; bracts 6-10 x 1.75-3.5 mm, oblong-lanceolate to obovate or elliptic, margins entire to minutely dentate; calyx (4.5)6-7.5(11) mm long, obscurely 10-ribbed, 5-lobed, pilose below with long white hairs, lobes (1.5)3.5-5 x (0.5)0.8-1 mm; corolla blue, mauve to purple; tube 7-10 mm long, straight except for curved base; limb 5.5-8.5 mm in diameter; lobes 2.5-4 x 1.5-3.8 mm, circular to broadly obovate, unequal; capsule c. 4 x 2.8-3.8 mm, obovoid-cylindrical to subcircular.
Type location:
Angola
Notes: Red Data list status: Widespread; not threatened
Derivation of specific name: prorepens: referring to the creeping or prostrate nature of growth.
Habitat: Well drained soils in grassland, open woodland and rocky hillsides.
Altitude range: 950 - 1590 m
Flowering time:Oct - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Angola into Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Mc,C,S,W
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Literature:

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 98 - 99.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Buchnera prorepens
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Buchnera prorepens
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Buchnera prorepens
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Buchnera prorepens
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Buchnera prorepens
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Buchnera prorepens
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Buchnera prorepens
iNaturalist: Buchnera prorepens
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Buchnera prorepens
JSTOR Plant Science: Buchnera prorepens
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Buchnera prorepens
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Buchnera prorepens
Plants of the World Online: Buchnera prorepens
Tropicos: Buchnera prorepens
Wikipedia: Buchnera prorepens


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: Buchnera prorepens.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=226170, retrieved 3 December 2021

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