Buchnera quadrifaria Baker

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Buchnera quadrifaria

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road before Chozi turn-off, Nyika National Park

Buchnera quadrifaria

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road before Chozi turn-off, Nyika National Park

Buchnera quadrifaria

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road before Chozi turn-off, Nyika National Park

Buchnera quadrifaria

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road before Chozi turn-off, Nyika National Park

Buchnera quadrifaria

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road before Chozi turn-off, Nyika National Park

Buchnera quadrifaria

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road before Chozi turn-off, Nyika National Park

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Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual herb, 20–70 cm. tall; stems usually simple, quadrangular, mostly hairless, occasionally shortly pubescent just below the leaves, or scabrid on the angles. Leaves sparse, alternate or opposite, subulate or linear, 5–14 mm long; margin entire, broader elliptic basal leaves sometimes present. Inflorescence a terminal spikes 10–27 mm long, densely compacted, quadrangular. Bracts broadly ovate to elliptic-rhombic, 3.5–5 mm long, hairless or minutely granular-glandular. Calyx 4–5 mm. long, 4-lobed, hairless; lobes subulate-lanceolate, 3–4 mm long, hairless except for a few small hairs on margins. Corolla blue to mauve or purple or white; tube up to 8 mm long, hairless or glandular, hairy in the throat; lobes 1.5–2.5 mm wide, upper lobes elliptic-obovate, lower lobes oblong. Capsule broadly ellipsoid, 2.5 mm long, hairless.
Type location:
Zambia
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Habitat: In marshy places, damp grassland and open woodland
Altitude range: 1250 - 2300 m
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N
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Content last updated: Wednesday 17 April 2019
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 264.

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Page 103.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 96.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Buchnera quadrifaria
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Buchnera quadrifaria
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Buchnera quadrifaria
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Buchnera quadrifaria
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Buchnera quadrifaria
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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: Buchnera quadrifaria.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=226220, retrieved 8 December 2021

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