Plectranthus stenophyllus Baker

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Plectranthus stenophyllus

Photo: Bart Wursten
By path from Kopje Tops to Tingwa Raphia Palm Botanical Reserve, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Plectranthus stenophyllus

Photo: Bart Wursten
By path from Kopje Tops to Tingwa Raphia Palm Botanical Reserve, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Plectranthus stenophyllus

Photo: Bart Wursten
By path from Kopje Tops to Tingwa Raphia Palm Botanical Reserve, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Plectranthus stenophyllus

Photo: Bart Wursten
By path from Kopje Tops to Tingwa Raphia Palm Botanical Reserve, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial aromatic herb with one or sometimes several annual stems, 0.2-1 m high, growing from a woody tuberous rootstock. Stems erect, 4-angled, more or less densely covered in ascending or spreading hairs. Leaves sessile or very shortly petiolate, sometimes clasping the stem, narrowly ovate-elliptic, 2-13 cm long, sparsely hairy and with reddish sessile glands; margin shallowly serrulate; petiole 0-8 mm long. Inflorescence lax to condensed with 6-flowered clusters up to 35 mm apart. Calyx 2-3 mm long,up to 7 mm in fruit,with red sessile glands, funnel-shaped to tubular, slightly curved. Corolla pinkish purple to reddish purple, 12-17 mm long, pubescent and with red sessile glands; tube 7-10 mm long; upper lip vertical, as long as lower lip; lower lip 5-7 mm long, horizontal or ascending, enclosing the stamens, densely pubescent inside with purple hairs.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: stenophyllus: narrow-leaved
Habitat: In open woodland and grassland.
Altitude range: 500 - 1800 m
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Worldwide distribution: Southeastern Tanzania, Malawi, northern Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Malawi distribution: C,S
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Content last updated: Tuesday 24 October 2017
Literature:

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 56.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Page 229.

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Flora of Mozambique: Plectranthus stenophyllus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Plectranthus stenophyllus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Plectranthus stenophyllus
African Plant Database: Plectranthus stenophyllus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Plectranthus stenophyllus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Plectranthus stenophyllus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Plectranthus stenophyllus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Plectranthus stenophyllus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Plectranthus stenophyllus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Plectranthus stenophyllus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Plectranthus stenophyllus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Plectranthus stenophyllus
Ispot Southern Africa: Plectranthus stenophyllus
JSTOR Plant Science: Plectranthus stenophyllus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Plectranthus stenophyllus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Plectranthus stenophyllus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Plectranthus stenophyllus
Tropicos: Plectranthus stenophyllus


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Plectranthus stenophyllus.
http://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149970, retrieved 24 November 2017

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