Crossandra mucronata Lindau

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Crossandra mucronata

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Machampane Wilderness Camp, Massingir District, Gaza

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Common names: Save crossandra (English)
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Description:
Erect, clump-forming, perennial herb, up to 30 cm. Foliage leaves mostly basal. Flowers in erect spikes, pale apricot to deep orange-red, held in densely hairy bracts. The flowers are produced over an extended period, making it an attractive garden species.
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Derivation of specific name: mucronata: mucronate
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Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution:
Mozambique distribution: Z,GI
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Content last updated: Monday 9 December 2013
Literature:

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 13.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 127, plate 168

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Pages 93 - 95. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Crossandra mucronata

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


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: Crossandra mucronata.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153970, retrieved 14 December 2017

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