Gerardiina angolensis Engl.

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Gerardiina angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Northern Loop, Nyika National Park.

Gerardiina angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Northern Loop, Nyika National Park.

Gerardiina angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Northern Loop, Nyika National Park.

Gerardiina angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Northern Loop, Nyika National Park.

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Common names:
Status: Native
Herb, 30-8o cm tall. Stem more or less 4-angled. Leaves along the stem, subsessile, opposite, very erect or appressed to the stem, linear-lanceolate, up to 11 cm long, 3-5-veined from the base. Inflorescence a terminal raceme, 10-20 cm long. Bracts broadly ovate-cordate, often connate, 5-8.5 mm long, hairless. Pedicels 4-11 mm long, hairless. Calyx 5-8 mm long with broadly ovate-triangular lobes, 1.5-3 mm long, obscurely veined, gland-dotted. Corolla 18-30 mm long with 5 more or less subequal lobes, pink to purple or blue, occasionally white. Style 16-18 mm long, bent at the tip and persistent in fruit. Capsule ovoid, 7-8 mm long.
Derivation of specific name: angolensis: of Angola
Habitat: Along riversides, in wet grassland and in open forests.
Altitude range: 1200 - 2350 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Burundi, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Malawi distribution: N,S
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 11 March 2019

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 265. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 28.

Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Scrophulariaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 189 - 191. (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 78.

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 155 - 156. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 178.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 96.

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Flora of Mozambique: Gerardiina angolensis
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Gerardiina angolensis
African Plant Database: Gerardiina angolensis
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gerardiina angolensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gerardiina angolensis
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Gerardiina angolensis., retrieved 2 April 2023

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