Justicia sp. A cf. engleriana Lindau

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Justicia sp. A cf. engleriana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slopes below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa.

Justicia sp. A cf. engleriana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slopes below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa.

Justicia sp. A cf. engleriana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slopes below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa.

Justicia sp. A cf. engleriana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slopes below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa.

Justicia sp. A cf. engleriana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slopes below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa.

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Frequency: Known only from the above specimen
Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb up to c. 55 cm tall. Inflorescences of erect, pedunculate, bracteose, 1-sided spikes in the upper leaf axils. Bracts pale whitish green with darker green marginal area, ovate, 5-veined from the base, pubescent. Corolla 2-lipped; upper lip broadly ovate erect, slightly forming an open hood, greenish white, pubescent on the outside; lower lip 3-lobed, white with purple spotting in the throat and on the midlobe.
Notes: The specimen in the photographs was collected by John and Sandie Burrows (9902, BNRH) and sent to Kai Vollesen and Iain Darbyshire at KEW. It represents a new species close to the East African species Justicia engleriana Lindau. It is as yet undescribed and has been treated as “sp. A” in Flora Zambesiaca Vol. 8-6: 187-188 (2015), with more material including fruits needed. The species is so far only known from this specimen from Mt Gorongosa but is possibly matched by a sterile specimen from Mt Namuli.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In understorey of evergreen forest
Altitude range: 1150 m (approx)
Flowering time:Feb - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: Z?,MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
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Content last updated: Wednesday 30 May 2012
Literature:

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 187 - 188.

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


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 sp. A cf. engleriana.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=194860, retrieved 13 December 2017

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