Leucas nyassae Gürke
var. nyassae

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Leucas nyassae var. nyassae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Leucas nyassae var. nyassae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Synonyms: Leucas megasphaera Baker
Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial herb with long spreading prostrate stems from which arise large sessile heads.
Derivation of specific name: nyassae: from Malawi (Nyasaland)
Habitat: In miombo or Terminalia-Combretum woodland and grassland, often in sandy open ground.
Altitude range: 900 - 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 184. as Leucas megasphaera

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) Pages 59 - 61. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Mozambique: Leucas nyassae var. nyassae
Flora of Zambia: Leucas nyassae var. nyassae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Leucas nyassae var. nyassae

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Leucas nyassae
African Plant Database: Leucas nyassae
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Leucas nyassae
Plants of the World Online: Leucas nyassae
Tropicos: Leucas nyassae
Wikipedia: Leucas nyassae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Leucas nyassae var. nyassae.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149340, retrieved 13 April 2024

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