Justicia bracteata (Hochst.) Zarb.

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Justicia bracteata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Track to ranger camp Mueredzi Village, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza.

Justicia bracteata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Track to ranger camp Mueredzi Village, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza.

Justicia bracteata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Track to ranger camp Mueredzi Village, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza.

Justicia bracteata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Track to ranger camp Mueredzi Village, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza.

Justicia bracteata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Compound of Community Education Centre, Gorongosa National Park

Justicia bracteata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path between Bunga Camp and Mt Chiuata, northwestern Gorongosa National Park

Justicia bracteata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track from Muanza to Mueredzi, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Justicia bracteata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track from Nhagutua Gorge to rangerpost, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma.

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Synonyms: Monechma debile (Forssk.) Nees
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual herb. Stems angular, ribbed with spreading branches. Leaves narrowly lanceolate to ovate or elliptic, more or less hairy with conspicuous veins. Inflorescences initially axillary, joining into large, often branched scorpioid cymes. Flowers in hairy, broadly rounded bracts, white to purple.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: bracteata: with (conspicuous) bracts; bracteose.
Habitat: In a wide variety of habitats, particularly in disturbed soil.
Altitude range: 35 - 1450 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Uganda, Sudan, Eritrea ,Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Also in Yemen, Oman and possibly India.
Mozambique distribution: N,MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 25 June 2015
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 26. As Monechma debile

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 211 - 214. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 24. (Includes a picture).

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 14. as Monechma debile

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 17. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 19. as Monechma debile

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Justicia bracteata
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Justicia bracteata
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Justicia bracteata
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Ispot Southern Africa: Justicia bracteata
JSTOR Plant Science: Justicia bracteata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Justicia bracteata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Justicia bracteata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Justicia bracteata
Tropicos: Justicia bracteata


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: Justicia bracteata.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154610, retrieved 12 December 2017

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