Plectranthus masukensis Baker
var. masukensis

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Plectranthus masukensis var. masukensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main road from Thazima Gate, Nyika National Park

Plectranthus masukensis var. masukensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main road from Thazima Gate, Nyika National Park

Plectranthus masukensis var. masukensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main road from Thazima Gate, Nyika National Park

Plectranthus masukensis var. masukensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main road from Thazima Gate, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Orthosiphon nyasicus Baker
Plectranthus brevipes Baker
Plectranthus nyasicus (Baker) M.R. Ashby
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Annual herb, up to 1 m high; stems pubescent with rerorse or spreading hairs and sessile glands, becoming purplish and more densely hairy and glandular towards the inflorescence. Leaves spreading, ovate, 12-70 mm long, sparsely pubescent, mainly on the veins beneath; margin more or less fainly toothed and weakly rolled under; petiole 10-80 mm long. Inflorescence branched or unbranched, with 2-6-flowered clusters, up to 10 mm apart. Calyx spreading, 1-2 mm long, densely hairy and with sessile glands. Corolla white to pale mauve-blue with daker purple lines, 7-15 mm long; lower lip slightly longer than upper, deeply boat-shaped, enclosing the stamens.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: masukensis: of the Masuku Plateau (now known as the Misuku Hills), where the type specimen was collected.
Habitat: In grassland, clearings woodland and disturbed areas.
Altitude range: 1300 - 1920 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Malawi distribution:
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 16 May 2019
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 188.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 216 - 217.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 70. As Plectranthus masukensis

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Plectranthus masukensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Plectranthus masukensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Plectranthus masukensis
Tropicos: Plectranthus masukensis


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: Plectranthus masukensis var. masukensis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=207910, retrieved 24 May 2019

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