Brillantaisia pubescens T. Anderson ex Oliv.

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Brillantaisia pubescens

Photo: Ian Riddell
Tambahata Pools, Gonarhezou National Park

Brillantaisia pubescens

Photo: Ian Riddell
Tambahata Pools, Gonarhezou National Park

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Synonyms: Brillantaisia anomala Lindau
Hygrophila pubescens T. Anderson ex Oliv.
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Erect or scrambling, much-branched annual herb, up to c. 1m tall. Stems with glossy white hairs and scattered stalked glands. Leaves opposite, ovate, 8-25 cm, almost hairless above, hairy below; petiole up to 7 cm long; margin entire or slightly crenate. Flowers in a open branched inflorescence 10-40 cm long. Corolla 2-lipped; upper lip white to mauve,12-20 mm long, finely hairy on the outside; lower lip pale mauve to violet or purple, 3-lobed, 7-15 mm long, with long stiff hairs in the middle. Capsule 10-15 mm long, finely glandular-hairy.
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Derivation of specific name: pubescens: pubescent, with soft short hairs
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe; also D.R. Congo, Tanzania, Madagascar.
Malawi distribution: C,S
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Literature:

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 18.

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 101 - 102.

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Pages 101 - 102.

Other sources of information about Brillantaisia pubescens:

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Flora of Mozambique: Brillantaisia pubescens
Flora of Zambia: Brillantaisia pubescens
Flora of Zimbabwe: Brillantaisia pubescens

External websites:

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


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: Brillantaisia pubescens.
http://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153060, retrieved 23 August 2017

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