Kohautia confusa (Hutch. & Dalz.) Bremek.

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Kohautia confusa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Kohautia confusa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Kohautia confusa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Kohautia confusa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Kohautia confusa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Kohautia confusa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Kohautia confusa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Kohautia stricta sensu DC. non Smith
Kohautia ubangensis Bremek.
Oldenlandia confusa Hutch. & Dalz.
Oldenlandia effusa sensu Hiern in F.T.A. 3: 59 (1877) non Oliver
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Slender, laxly branched annual herb, 20-70 cm tall. Leaves linear to filiform, 10-45 mm long, only slightly narrowed at the base, mostly hairless but sparsely papillose on the lower midrib. Inflorescence lax, extensive. Flowers distinctly pedicellate, 2 at each node, red to pale violet or whitish, paler beneath; tube and back of the corolla lobes sometimes papillose. Capsules subglobose, 2.7-3.8 mm long, more or less hairless.
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Habitat: In woodland and grassland, often in disturbed areas or as a weed of cultivation and on roadsides.
Altitude range: 200 - 1860 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Nigeria, Cameroon, CAR, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Malawi distribution: N
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Literature:

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 95 - 96.

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Flora of Zambia: Kohautia confusa

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Kohautia confusa
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Kohautia confusa
JSTOR Plant Science: Kohautia confusa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Kohautia confusa
Plants of the World Online: Kohautia confusa
Tropicos: Kohautia confusa
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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: Kohautia confusa.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=189580, retrieved 28 May 2024

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