Crepidorhopalon spicatus (Engl.) Eb. Fisch.

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Crepidorhopalon spicatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Crepidorhopalon spicatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Crepidorhopalon spicatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

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Synonyms: Torenia spicata Engl.
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Status: Native
Description:
Small erect perennial herb, 5-20 cm tall. Stem branched, 4-angular, winged. Leaves opposite along the stems, sessile, elliptic-lanceolate,10-25 mm long; margin entire or with widely spaced minute teeth. Flowers solitary, axillary, appearing spike-like by the absence of upper leaves. Calyx 2-lipped and distinctly 5-winged. Corolla c. 4 m in diameter, blue with a darker purple and white mark at the base of the 3-lobed lower lip.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: spicatus: spike-like, referring to the appearance of the flowers on the upper branchlets
Habitat: In sandy or gravelly soils in grassland or open woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: From Senegal to Sudan and south to Namibia, Botswana and northern South Africa
Mozambique distribution: N
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Content last updated: Friday 22 May 2009
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 11.

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 58 - 59. As Torenia spicata (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 103.

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Flora of Botswana: Crepidorhopalon spicatus
Flora of Malawi: Crepidorhopalon spicatus
Flora of Zambia: Crepidorhopalon spicatus
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crepidorhopalon spicatus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crepidorhopalon spicatus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Crepidorhopalon spicatus
Tropicos: Crepidorhopalon spicatus


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Crepidorhopalon spicatus.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=151400, retrieved 25 November 2017

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