Blepharis tenuiramea S. Moore

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Blepharis tenuiramea

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Lilayi Lodge, Lusaka District, Lusaka

Blepharis tenuiramea

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Lilayi Lodge, Lusaka District, Lusaka

Blepharis tenuiramea

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Lilayi Lodge, Lusaka District, Lusaka

Blepharis tenuiramea

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Lilayi Lodge, Lusaka District, Lusaka

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Synonyms: Blepharis caloneura S. Moore var. angustifolia Oberm.
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Erect, procumbent or trailing annual herb with stems up to 75 cm long. Leaves linear to narrowly ovate-elliptic, 5-17 cm long, almost hairless or roughly hairy along the midrib below; margin on some leaves at least with some teeth near the base, others entire. Flowers in capitate or somewhat elongate heads, usually near the base of the stems. Bracts lanceolate to ovate-elliptic, 1-7 cm long, usually with numerous capitate glands, with 3-7 spiny bristles on the margin. Corolla pale to dark or mauve, 17-26 mm long; lip obovate, 7-13 mm wide, distinctly 3-lobed, with scattered capitate glands below, central narrower than side lobes.
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
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Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 18. As Blepharis caloneura

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Namibia Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 73.

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 13.

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

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 194. as Blepharis caloneura

Vollesen, K. (2000). Blepharis (Acanthaceae). A taxonomic revision. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Pages 278 - 281. (Includes a picture).

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Pages 85 - 87. (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: Blepharis tenuiramea., retrieved 13 July 2024

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