Haumaniastrum caeruleum (Oliv.) P.A. Duvign. & Plancke

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Haumaniastrum caeruleum

Photo: James Varden
Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Haumaniastrum caeruleum

Photo: James Varden
Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Haumaniastrum caeruleum

Photo: James Varden
Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Haumaniastrum caeruleum

Photo: James Varden
Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Haumaniastrum caeruleum

Photo: James Varden
Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

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Synonyms: Acrocephalus caeruleus Oliv.
Acrocephalus lilacinus Oliv.
Haumaniastrum gracile (Briq.) P.A. Duvign. & Plancke
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb to 1 m tall. Stem sometimes with small buds bearing orbicular leaves at the base, glabrous to pubescent with antrorse or spreading hairs. Leaves sessile or shortly petiolate; lamina linear to narrowly elliptic. Upper leaves subtending heads 5-25 mm long, caudate or apiculate with an ovate, orbicular or obcordate broad basal portion, white or bluish with a green apex, often inrolled, sometimes reflexed. Heads 5-20 mm long, arranged in lax or dense corymbs. Corolla 4-6 mm long, white, pink, blue or purple.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: caeruleum: term used for various shades of blue, e.g. sky-blue or dark blue
Habitat: Moist areas in grassland or open woodland; also reported as a weed of cultivation.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Senegal to the Central African Republic, Congo, Burundi, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Angola, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Malawi distribution: N,C
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 24 August 2016
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 55.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 175 - 179. (Includes a picture).

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Haumaniastrum caeruleum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Haumaniastrum caeruleum
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Haumaniastrum caeruleum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150150, retrieved 22 November 2019

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