Craterostigma hirsutum S. Moore

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Status: Native
Perennial herb, with short stems bearing fibres. Leaves in a basal rosette, oblong-spathulate, 1.5-3 × 0.5-1 cm, with 5 parallel veins, densely hairy on both the upper and lower surfaces, entire or undulate. Inflorescence a usually dense apical raceme, 3-5(-9) cm tall. Corolla c. 9 mm long; colour white, with violet patches on each of the three lower lobes and yellow protuberances in the throat; upper lip hooded.
Derivation of specific name: hirsutum: covered with long, moderately stiff and not interwoven hairs; hirsute
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
Malawi distribution: S
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 10.

Hepper, F.N. (1990). Craterostigma Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 54 - 55. (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 77. Under Scrophulariaceae

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 54 - 55. (Includes a picture).

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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: Craterostigma hirsutum., retrieved 20 April 2024

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