Dissotis melleri Hook. f.
var. melleri

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Dissotis melleri var. melleri

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Mt Ribaue.

Dissotis melleri var. melleri

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Mt Ribaue.

Dissotis melleri var. melleri

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Mt Ribaue.

Dissotis melleri var. melleri

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Mt Ribaue.

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Synonyms: Dissotis whytei Baker f.
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Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree, usually without leaves when in flower. Branches greyish, thickened at the nodes. Leaves opposite, ovate-lanceolate, 4.5-16 cm long, discolorous, green above, yellow-green beneath, veining impressed above and with prominent reticulation beneath; margin entire; petiole up to 2.5 cm long, strigose. Flowers in compact terminal heads, 5-merous. Receptacle cylindric-campanulate, green to purple, set with ascending bristles; petals obovate, up to 2.5 cm long, purple.
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Habitat: In exposed situations on cliffs, mountain slopes and rock crevices.
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
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Content last updated: Monday 6 February 2017
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 204. (Includes a picture).

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 28.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1961). Contribution to the knowledge of the MELASTOMATOIDEAE of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Kirkia 1 Page 73.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Melastomataceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 254 - 255.

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Flora of Mozambique: Dissotis melleri var. melleri
Flora of Zambia: Dissotis melleri var. melleri

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dissotis melleri
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dissotis melleri
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dissotis melleri
JSTOR Plant Science: Dissotis melleri
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dissotis melleri
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dissotis melleri
Plants of the World Online: Dissotis melleri
The Plant List (version 1.1): Dissotis melleri
Tropicos: Dissotis melleri
Wikipedia: Dissotis melleri


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Dissotis melleri var. melleri.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=191910, retrieved 21 November 2019

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