Asystasia mysorensis (Roth) T. Anderson

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Asystasia mysorensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Edge of lake, Hot Springs Resort

Asystasia mysorensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Edge of lake, Hot Springs Resort

Asystasia mysorensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Edge of lake, Hot Springs Resort

Asystasia mysorensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zona Tea Estates, near Mt Selinda

Asystasia mysorensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zona Tea Estates, near Mt Selinda

Asystasia mysorensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

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Synonyms: Asystasia schimperi T. Anderson
Calophanes crenata Schinz
Glossochilus parviflorus Hutch.
Ruellia mysorensis Roth
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual, rarely short-lived perennial, herb. Leaves elliptic to slightly obovate, pubescent. Flowers small, whitish with green markings in the lower lip, held in long, lanceolate, pubescent bracts.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: mysorensis: of Mysore (Maysure) in India, where the type specimen was collected.
Habitat: In grassland and often as a weed of disturbed areas and roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1300 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Yemen and India.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Salamis anacardii nebulosa (Food plant)
Astictopterus stellata mineni (Larval food plant)
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Images last updated: Saturday 8 April 2006
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 5. As Asystasia schimperi

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 129 - 130.

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 13.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 18.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 12. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 17. as Asystasia schimperi


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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: Asystasia mysorensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154030, retrieved 22 October 2017

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