Plectranthus elegans Britten

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Common names:
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Along margins and paths in forest and ericoid scrub in grassland.
Altitude range: 1500 - 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Southern Malawi.
Malawi distribution: S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 152 - 153. (Includes a picture).

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Page 203.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 113.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Plectranthus elegans
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Plectranthus elegans
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Plectranthus elegans
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Plectranthus elegans
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Plectranthus elegans
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Plectranthus elegans
JSTOR Plant Science: Plectranthus elegans
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Plectranthus elegans
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Plectranthus elegans
Plants of the World Online: Plectranthus elegans
Tropicos: Plectranthus elegans
Wikipedia: Plectranthus elegans

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Plectranthus elegans., retrieved 21 March 2023

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