Otiophora stolzii (Verdc.) Verdc.

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Synonyms: Otiophora parviflora Verdc. var. stolzii Verdc.
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Perennial cushion-forming herb with many , tufted, radiating hairy stems, 10–20 cm long, growing from a somewhat woody rootstock. Leaves elliptic to linear-lanceolate, 7–20 mm long, hairless or hairy above; petioles 0-1 mm long; stipules forming a sheath with 3 filiform setae to c. 1 mm long. Inflorescence in several-flowered heads, c. 1 cm. in diameter. Calyx: enlarged, with 1 or 2 leaf-like lobes elliptic to linear-lanceolate, 3–6 mm long. Corolla white, pink, lilac or pale blue, tube filiform, 3.5–5.5 mm. long, hairless; lobes lanceolate, 2–3 mm long, sometimes a little hairy outside. Fruit yellowish brown to dark brown.
Derivation of specific name: stolzii: after Adolf Ferdinand Stolz (1871-1917), German missionary, merchant and plant collector in Angola and Malawi.
Habitat: In grassland and rocky places, sometimes on bare soils.
Altitude range: 1650 - 2300 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania and Malawi (Nyika only).
Malawi distribution: N
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Content last updated: Monday 8 April 2019

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 245.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 147 - 148.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Otiophora stolzii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Otiophora stolzii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Otiophora stolzii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Otiophora stolzii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Otiophora stolzii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Otiophora stolzii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Otiophora stolzii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Otiophora stolzii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Otiophora stolzii
Ispot Southern Africa: Otiophora stolzii
JSTOR Plant Science: Otiophora stolzii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Otiophora stolzii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Otiophora stolzii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Otiophora stolzii
Tropicos: Otiophora stolzii

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: Otiophora stolzii.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=221390, retrieved 22 July 2019

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