Hybanthus enneaspermus (L.) F. Muell.
var. serratus Engl.

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Hybanthus enneaspermus var. serratus

Photo: Warren McCleland
Pande, Inhassoro District.

Hybanthus enneaspermus var. serratus

Photo: Warren McCleland
Pande, Inhassoro District.

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Common names: Lady's Slipper (English)
Status: Native
See var. enneaspermus for general details.
This variety is recognized by the strongly serrate leaf margins. It is usually a more shrubby herb up to 45 cm high, often branching just above the base.
Derivation of specific name: enneaspermus: with nine seeds;
serratus: toothed like a saw blade.
Habitat: In rocky places in open woodland and grassland.
Altitude range: 150 - 1350 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Restricted to Mozambique, Zimbabwe,Botswana and northern South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: GI
Growth form(s): Annual, perennial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Pardopsis punctatissima (Larval foodplant)
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Content last updated: Thursday 18 August 2016

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 82.

Robson, N.K.B. (1960). Violaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 256 - 257. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 111.

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Flora of Botswana: Hybanthus enneaspermus var. serratus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hybanthus enneaspermus var. serratus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hybanthus enneaspermus
African Plant Database: Hybanthus enneaspermus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hybanthus enneaspermus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hybanthus enneaspermus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hybanthus enneaspermus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hybanthus enneaspermus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Hybanthus enneaspermus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Hybanthus enneaspermus
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hybanthus enneaspermus
JSTOR Plant Science: Hybanthus enneaspermus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hybanthus enneaspermus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hybanthus enneaspermus
Plants of the World Online: Hybanthus enneaspermus
Tropicos: Hybanthus enneaspermus
Wikipedia: Hybanthus enneaspermus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Hybanthus enneaspermus var. serratus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140630, retrieved 26 November 2020

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