Equilabium masukense (Baker) Mwany. & A.J.Paton
var. masukense

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Equilabium masukense var. masukense

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

Equilabium masukense var. masukense

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

Equilabium masukense var. masukense

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

Equilabium masukense var. masukense

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

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Synonyms: Orthosiphon nyasicus Baker
Plectranthus brevipes Baker
Plectranthus masukensis Baker var. masukensis
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. As Plectranthus masukensis masukensis

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

Paton, A.J., Mwanyambo, M., Govaerts, R.H.A., Smitha, K., Suddee, S., Phillipson, P.B., Wilson, T.C., Forster, P.I., Culham, A. (2019). Nomenclatural changes in Coleus and Plectranthus (Lamiaceae): a tale of more than two genera Phytokeys 129 Pages 119 - 120.

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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Equilabium masukense
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Equilabium masukense
Plants of the World Online: Equilabium masukense
Tropicos: Equilabium masukense
Wikipedia: Equilabium masukense


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: Equilabium masukense var. masukense.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=207910, retrieved 16 April 2024

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