Asystasia glandulosa Lindau

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Asystasia glandulosa

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Asystasia glandulosa

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Status: Native
Perennial herb, one to several stems from a creeping woody rootstock; stems to 60 cm long, slightly to densely hairy. Leaves narrowly ovate to narrowly elliptic, up to 5.5–10 x 1.5–3 cm, sparsely to densely hairy, mostly on the veins, apex tapering to a point to rounded, base prolonged down the axis; petiole ill defined to 5 mm long. Flowers in a terminal raceme, opposite; corolla 1.2-2.2 cm long, white to pale mauve, pale pink or purple with purple markings in the throught or upper lip; calyx 0.5-0.8 cm long. Seeds flattened, surface not smooth, with an irregular outline.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Brachystegia and Julbernardia woodland, wooded grassland and bushland, usually on sandy soils but sometimes on rocky hills.
Altitude range: 750 - 1700 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
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Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Astictopterus stellata mineni (Larval food plant)
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Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 124 - 125.

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.

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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: Asystasia glandulosa., retrieved 15 July 2024

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