Ardisiandra wettsteinii R. Wagner

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Ardisiandra wettsteinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near summit of Gogogo peak, Mt Gorongosa

Ardisiandra wettsteinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near summit of Gogogo peak, Mt Gorongosa

Ardisiandra wettsteinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near summit of Gogogo peak, Mt Gorongosa

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Synonyms: Arsidiandra orientalis Weim.
Arsidiandra stolzii Weim.
Common names:
Status: Native
Creeping perennial herb. All vegetative parts with long hairs. Stems reddish-purple, up to 1 m, partly prostrate, rooting at the nodes. Leaves on long petioles, broadly ovate to suborbicular in outline with 3-9 crenate lobes; margins toothed. Flowers in few-flowered racemes on stalks 1.5-2.5 cm long, drooping. Corolla 6-8 mm, white to pale pink or lilac about twice as long as the calyx. Fruit a small transparent capsule, indehiscent.
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Habitat: In shade on the forest floor.
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Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Content last updated: Tuesday 4 April 2023

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 229. (Includes a picture).

Kupicha, F.K. (1983). Primulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 185 - 186. (Includes a picture).

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 68.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 85.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 97.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Ardisiandra wettsteinii., retrieved 22 May 2024

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