Justicia sp. B

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Justicia sp. B

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road near Khodzue Gorge Camp

Justicia sp. B

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road near Khodzue Gorge Camp

Justicia sp. B

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road near Khodzue Gorge Camp

Justicia sp. B

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road near Khodzue Gorge Camp

Justicia sp. B

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road near Khodzue Gorge Camp

Justicia sp. B

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road near Khodzue Gorge Camp

Justicia sp. B

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road near Khodzue Gorge Camp

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Synonyms:
Common names:
Frequency: Very locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Branched, somewhat scrambling annual herb up to c. 80 cm high. Leaves narrowly lanceolate, up to 8 cm long. Flowers in terminal and axillary racemose inflorescences up to 3 cm long; each flower supported by a broadly ovate bract, c. 8 x 6 mm, only very finely and sparsely velvety and with minute ciliae on the margins, less than 0.5 mm long. Corolla c.11 mm long, white with purple herringbone markings on the lower lip.
Notes: This taxon has not yet been formally described and has been provisionally included in Flora Zambesiaca volume 8 part 6 as sp. B., based on a single previous collection. In the location of the specimen in the images this taxon was surprisingly common and often forming extensive "weedy" colonies.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Open bushland on limestone cliffs.
Altitude range: 200 - 250 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Only known from the Cheringoma limestone plateau in Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Thursday 8 June 2017
Literature:

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Page 215.

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External websites:

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


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. B.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=222980, retrieved 12 December 2017

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