Brillantaisia oligantha Milne-Redh.

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Brillantaisia oligantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Brillantaisia oligantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Brillantaisia oligantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Brillantaisia oligantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

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Status: Native
Description:
Sticky aromatic, shrubby perennial herb with stems up to 1.5 m tall, covered in long hairs and scattered capitate glands. Leaves opposite, ovate, largest 10-19 cm long, with scattered to dense long hairs mainly on the veins; margin entire or crenate; petiole up to 10 cm long with the leaf base running down into the petiole. Inflorescence an open panicle up to 25 cm long with dense long hairs and capitate glands. Flower blue to deep purple with a brown base on the lower lip, 20-28 mm long, sparsely glandular hairy; tube 8-10 mm long; lower lip 14-17 mm long. Capsule 21-27 mm long, glandular hairy in the apical half.
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Habitat: on evergreen forest floor, mainly along edges, in clearings or along paths.
Altitude range: 1450 - 1600 m
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Worldwide distribution: Only known from Malawi.
Malawi distribution: N,C
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Content last updated: Friday 15 July 2016
Literature:

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Page 103.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Brillantaisia oligantha
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Brillantaisia oligantha
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Brillantaisia oligantha
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Brillantaisia oligantha
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Brillantaisia oligantha
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Brillantaisia oligantha
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Brillantaisia oligantha
JSTOR Plant Science: Brillantaisia oligantha
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Brillantaisia oligantha
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Brillantaisia oligantha
Plants of the World Online: Brillantaisia oligantha
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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: Brillantaisia oligantha.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=217560, retrieved 27 June 2022

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