Thunbergia schimbensis S. Moore

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Thunbergia schimbensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
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Thunbergia schimbensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
BR

Thunbergia schimbensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
BR

Thunbergia schimbensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
BR

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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, growing from a fleshy, creeping rootstock. Stems erect, ascending, trailing or climbing, up to 50 cm long, more or less densely hairy. Leaves opposite, ovate, 3-10 cm long, more or less densely hairy on both surfaces, more so on the veins below, somewhat cordate at the base, rarely with 2 small basal lobes; margin entire or irregularly crenate-dentate; petiole 4-25 mm long. Flowers solitary or in opposite pairs in the leaf axils. Corolla pure white to very pale mauve. Capsule 6-9 mm long with a beak, 8-12 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: schimbensis, referring to the Shimba Hills in southeastern Kenya, where the type specimen was found.
Habitat: In woodland or wooded grassland.
Altitude range: Up to 1050 m
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Malawi distribution: N
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Content last updated: Monday 18 December 2017
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 20.

Vollesen, K. (2009). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 74.

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Pages 46 - 47.

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Flora of Mozambique: Thunbergia schimbensis
Flora of Zambia: Thunbergia schimbensis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Thunbergia schimbensis

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Thunbergia schimbensis.
http://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=170460, retrieved 20 January 2018

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