Kohautia caespitosa Schnizl.
subsp. brachyloba (Sond.) D. Mantell

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Kohautia caespitosa subsp. brachyloba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Former polo-cross field, Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Kohautia caespitosa subsp. brachyloba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Former polo-cross field, Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Kohautia caespitosa subsp. brachyloba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Former polo-cross field, Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Kohautia caespitosa subsp. brachyloba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Former polo-cross field, Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Kohautia caespitosa subsp. brachyloba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Former polo-cross field, Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Kohautia caespitosa subsp. brachyloba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Former polo-cross field, Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Kohautia caespitosa subsp. brachyloba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Former polo-cross field, Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Kohautia caespitosa subsp. brachyloba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Former polo-cross field, Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

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Synonyms: Oldenlandia lasiocarpa (Klotzsch) Hiern
Oldenlandia papillosa K. Schum.
Oldenlandia thymifolia (C. Presl) Kuntze
Oldenlandia welwitschii Hiern
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Annual or perennial herb 10–80 cm tall with stems sparsely to densely scabrid, papillose or hairy, rarely more or less hairless. Leaves linear to narrowly linear-lanceolate or narrowly lanceolate-elliptic, mostly 14–51 mm long, sparsely hairy or scabrid-papillose above and on margins and midrib beneath, rarely on both surfaces; margins mostly revolute; stipular sheath mostly 1-2 mm long, with stipular lobes 1–5 mm long, occasionally with additional fimbriae on either side. Inflorescences extensive, usually 2 flowers at a node; peduncles 5–95 mm long. Calyx tube ovoid-ellipsoid, 0.7–2 mm long, densely set with papillae; lobes narrowly triangular-lanceolate 0.6–2 mm long. Flowers scented from the evening to early morning; corolla lobes above white, cream, greyish or yellowish, darker beneath; tube 6.5–15 mm long, abruptly widened above; lobes narrowly oblong-lanceolate to very narrowly oblong-elliptic 2.8–7 mm long. Style and stigma shorter than tube; stigma 2-lobed with lobes 1–2 mm long. Capsules subglobose, c. 2.7–5 mm wide, sparsely to densely verrucose or papillose.
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Habitat: In open areas, usually on sandy or stony soils, often near seasonally wet places.
Altitude range: Up to 1800 m
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Worldwide distribution: Southern Angola, eastern DRC, southern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland and, Limpopo, North-West, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
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Content last updated: Tuesday 17 October 2017
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 23.

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 101.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 307. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 105. (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 72.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 89.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 97.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 223.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 88 - 89.

Other sources of information about Kohautia caespitosa subsp. brachyloba:

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Flora of Botswana: Kohautia caespitosa subsp. brachyloba
Flora of Caprivi: Kohautia caespitosa subsp. brachyloba
Flora of Mozambique: Kohautia caespitosa subsp. brachyloba
Flora of Zambia: Kohautia caespitosa subsp. brachyloba
Flora of Zimbabwe: Kohautia caespitosa subsp. brachyloba

External websites:

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


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: Kohautia caespitosa subsp. brachyloba.
http://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154720, retrieved 24 November 2017

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