Rhinacanthus zambesiacus I. Darbysh.

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Rhinacanthus zambesiacus

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Birchenough Bridge-Masvingo Rd to Lake Kyle Recreational Park entrance gate

Rhinacanthus zambesiacus

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Birchenough Bridge-Masvingo Rd to Lake Kyle Recreational Park entrance gate

Rhinacanthus zambesiacus

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Birchenough Bridge-Masvingo Rd to Lake Kyle Recreational Park entrance gate

Rhinacanthus zambesiacus

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Birchenough Bridge-Masvingo Rd to Lake Kyle Recreational Park entrance gate

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Synonyms: Rhinacanthus communis sensu C.B. Clarke
Rhinacanthus gracilis sensu auct. non Klotzsch
Rhinacanthus rotundifolius sensu da Silva et al. non C.B. Clarke
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect, sometimes straggling perennial herb, up to 90 cm tall, rarely taller, often much-branched at or near the base. Leaves opposite, narrowly to broadly ovate, 2-15 cm long, pubescent above and on the veins below; petiole up to 1.5 cm except for sessile uppermost leaves. Inflorescence often large, laxly branched, with capitate glands towards the top of the peduncles. Flowers white, cream or yellowish, sometimes tinged pink, with a long narrow tube, 20-30 mm long, pubescent and with capitate glands outside; upper lip small narrowly lanceolate; lower lip large, 3 lobed, often speckled dark purple towards the mouth. Capsule 14-18 mm long, pubescent with scattered capitate glands.
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Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In open miombo, mopane and riverine woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1300 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 15 July 2012
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 30. As Rhinacanthus gracilis gracilis

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 19. As Rhinacanthus rotundifolius

Darbyshire, I. & Harris, T. (2006). Notes on the Genus Rhinacanthus (Acanthaceae) in Africa with a Synopsis of the R. nasutus- R. gracilis Complex and a Key to the African Members of the Genus Kew Bulletin 61(3) Pages 408 - 409.

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 225 - 228. (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 14.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 19.


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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: Rhinacanthus zambesiacus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154320, retrieved 21 September 2017

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