Gerardiina angolensis Engl.

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Gerardiina angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mt Nhamudimu and Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

Gerardiina angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mt Nhamudimu and Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

Gerardiina angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mt Nhamudimu and Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

Gerardiina angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mt Nhamudimu and Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

Gerardiina angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mt Nhamudimu and Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

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Status: Native
Description:
Herb, 30-8o cm tall. Stem more or less 4-angled. Leaves along the stem, subsessile, opposite, very erect or appressed to the stem, linear-lanceolate, up to 11 cm long, 3-5-veined from the base. Inflorescence a terminal raceme, 10-20 cm long. Bracts broadly ovate-cordate, often connate, 5-8.5 mm long, hairless. Pedicels 4-11 mm long, hairless. Calyx 5-8 mm long with broadly ovate-triangular lobes, 1.5-3 mm long, obscurely veined, gland-dotted. Corolla 18-30 mm long with 5 more or less subequal lobes, pink to purple or blue, occasionally white. Style 16-18 mm long, bent at the tip and persistent in fruit. Capsule ovoid, 7-8 mm long.
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Derivation of specific name: angolensis: of Angola
Habitat: Along riversides, in wet grassland and in open forests.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 2350 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Burundi, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Saturday 10 May 2014
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).

Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Scrophulariaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 189 - 191. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 78.

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 155 - 156. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 178.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Gerardiina angolensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=151860, retrieved 20 September 2017

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