Sopubia mannii Skan
var. mannii

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Sopubia mannii var. mannii

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Ringing Rock Bot. Res., Wattle Co. Mtarazi Est.

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Synonyms:
Common names: Common sopubia (English)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb, up to 1 m tall, rarely taller. Stems numerous from a thick root-stock. Leaves opposite or whorled, very closely arranged on the stems, narrowly linear, 15-55 mm long. Inflorescences in many-flowered, terminal racemes up to c. 10 cm long. Calyx 3.5-7 mm long, hairy. Flowers in whorls of 3, c. 2 cm in diameter, pink, mauve or purple, rarely yellow.
Notes: Two varieties are recognized. See var. tenuifolia for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: mannii: after Gustav Mann, 19th Century British colonial representative in the Gulf of Guinea, who collected plants in that area. and collected the type specimen.
Habitat: In wet and dry grassland, along streams and among rocks.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 2600 m
Flowering time:Jan - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 14 June 2012
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 130 - 131. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 268. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 33.

Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Scrophulariaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 175 - 176.

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 144 - 145.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 99.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No 113, plate 151


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sopubia mannii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sopubia mannii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Sopubia mannii
Tropicos: Sopubia mannii


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: Sopubia mannii var. mannii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=151940, retrieved 23 September 2017

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