Dyschoriste nagchana (Nees) Bennet

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Dyschoriste nagchana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Umunthu Camp, Mzuzu

Dyschoriste nagchana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Umunthu Camp, Mzuzu

Dyschoriste nagchana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Umunthu Camp, Mzuzu

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Synonyms: Diclipteranthus nagchana Nees
Dyschoriste perrottetii (Nees) Kuntze
Dyschoriste radicans sensu auct.
Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial herb with a weakly developed rootstock. Stems prostrate or ascending to erect in the apical part, up to 65 cm long, angled, mostly hairless or sparsely hairy on the edges. Leaves opposite, ovate to elliptic, up to c. 8 × 2.5 cm, mostly hairless or finely velvety on the midrib above; margin entire or minutely ciliate. Flowers in 1-12-flowered axillary clusters. Corolla small, white to pale mauve or purple, usually with darker spots in the throat. Capsule 7-10 mm long.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In wet grassland, marshy areas, riverbanks, often as weed along roadsides, in lawns and in cultivared fields.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa and India.
Malawi distribution: N,C
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 24 June 2019

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 23. As Dyschoriste radicans

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 14. as Dyschoriste radicans

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 18. as Dyschoriste radicans

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Pages 124 - 125.

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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: Dyschoriste nagchana.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153270, retrieved 8 December 2023

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