Antherotoma phaeotricha (Hochst.) Jacq.-Fél.

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Antherotoma phaeotricha

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Synonyms: Dissotis phaeotricha (Hochst.) Hook. f. var. phaeotricha
Dissotis phaeotricha (Hochst.) Hook. f. var. villosissima A. Fern. & R. Fern.
Osbeckia phaeotricha Thonn.
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Status: Native
Erect or sometimes ascending or prostrate perennial herb, up to 60 cm. Stems somewhat 4-angled, reddish, more or less densely covered in long whitish hairs. Leaves opposite, narrowly to broadly ovate-oblong to lanceolate, usually narrower towards the top of the stems, up to 6 × 2 cm, 3-5-veined, dark green above, paler below, densely hairy on both surfaces; margin more or less finely serrate. Flowers in dense heads, surrounded by the uppermost leaves; petals 4 mauve-pink. Stamens usually subequal or unequal with strongly curved pedoconnectives up to 5.5 mm long, with 2 tubercles at the base. Fruit subspherical with a crown of bristles.
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Habitat: Occurring in damp places and swampy areas.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS,GI,M
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Content last updated: Friday 31 July 2009

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 6.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1961). Contribution to the knowledge of the MELASTOMATOIDEAE of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Kirkia 1 Page 71. as Dissotis phaeotricha var. phaeotricha

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Melastomataceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 247 - 248. As Dissotis phaeotricha phaeotricha and D. phaeotricha villosissima

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 61.

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Antherotoma phaeotricha., retrieved 12 July 2024

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