Justicia stachytarphetoides C.B. Clarke

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Justicia stachytarphetoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Base of Mt Bunga, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Justicia stachytarphetoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Base of Mt Bunga, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Justicia stachytarphetoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Base of Mt Bunga, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Justicia stachytarphetoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Base of Mt Bunga, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Justicia stachytarphetoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Base of Mt Bunga, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Justicia stachytarphetoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Base of Mt Bunga, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Justicia stachytarphetoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Base of Mt Bunga, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

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Synonyms: Duvernoia stachytarphetoides Lindau
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect shrubby herb up to 1.5 m tall. Leaves ovate to elliptic, 4.5-15 cm long, mostly hairless or finely velvety on the midrib; petiole up to 2.5 cm long. Inflorescence branched, terminal with branches spicate, more or less densely hairy. Bracts and bracteoles lanceolate-elliptic, 4-8 mm long, densely greyish hairy.Flowers greenish-white, salmon-pink or greyish-purple; upper lip strongly hooded; lower lip deflexed, white to yellowish with pink to purple markings, deeply 3-lobed with mid-lobe broadly triangular and side lobes strap-shaped.
Notes: The location of the specimens in the images is the southernmost in the distribution of the species.
Derivation of specific name: stachytarphetoides: resembling a Stachytarpheta (Verbenaceae), probably referring to the terminal inflorescence with spike-like branches and overlapping bracts.
Habitat: Evergreen and semi-deciduous low-altitude forest, riverine and swamp forest.
Altitude range: 5 - 400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 11 June 2015
Literature:

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2010). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora of Tropical East Africa Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Pages 527 - 528.

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Page 176.

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


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 stachytarphetoides.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=215570, retrieved 14 December 2017

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