Blepharis tanganyikensis (Napper) Vollesen

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Synonyms: Blepharis cuanzensis S. Moore subsp. tanganyikensis Napper
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Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: tanganyikensis: of Tanganyika, probably referring to Lake Tanganyika since the type was collected in northern Zambia.
Habitat: On sandy or stony soil in Brachystegia woodland and on rocky outcrops.
Altitude range: 1125 - 1825 m
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Malawi and northern Zambia.
Malawi distribution: N
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Vollesen, K. (2000). Blepharis (Acanthaceae). A taxonomic revision. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Pages 217 - 219. (Includes a picture).

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Pages 77 - 78.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Blepharis tanganyikensis., retrieved 13 August 2022

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