Leonotis decadonta G├╝rke
var. decadonta

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Leonotis decadonta var. decadonta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Leonotis decadonta var. decadonta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Leonotis decadonta var. decadonta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Leonotis decadonta var. decadonta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Leonotis decadonta var. decadonta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Leonotis decadonta var. decadonta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Leonotis decadonta var. decadonta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road, Nyika National Park

Leonotis decadonta var. decadonta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road, Nyika National Park

Leonotis decadonta var. decadonta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road, Nyika National Park

Leonotis decadonta var. decadonta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road, Nyika National Park

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Status: Native
Description:
More or less sparsely branched large shrub, up to 8 m tall but usually less. Leaves opposite, ovate-lanceolate, mor rarely elliptic or rhombic, 5-18 cm long, velvety above, more densely greyish hairy beneath; margin crenate-serrate; petiole 2- 40 mm long. Inflorescences of 3-5 hemispherical verticels per branch, 4-33 cm apart. Calyx 12-20 mm long, 10-toothed with teeth 4-6 mm long. Corolla 30-45 mm long, densely orange-scarlet hairy.
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Derivation of specific name: : with ten teeth, referring to the calyx.
Habitat: In upland grassland and at forest margins, along streams and in open miombo woodland.
Altitude range: 1200 - 2300 m
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
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Content last updated: Monday 5 November 2018
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 184.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 69 - 70.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 112.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Leonotis decadonta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Leonotis decadonta
The Plant List (version 1.1): Leonotis decadonta
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Leonotis decadonta var. decadonta.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=207180, retrieved 20 November 2018

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