Sebaea longicaulis Schinz

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Synonyms: Sebaea crassulifolia Schltdl. var. lanceolata Schinz
Sebaea erecta Hill
Sebaea grandiflora Schinz
Sebaea macowanii Gilg ex Schinz
Sebaea macrosepala Gilg
Sebaea oreophila Gilg
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Status: Native
Erect herb up to 60 cm tall. Stem unbranched or branched, 4-ridged. Leaves sessile, elliptic-lanceolate to subcircular-cordate or subcircular-reniform, 18 mm long, sometimes leathery, 5-veined, upper leaves smaller and more distant. Flowers yellow, in terminal few flowered, lax or compact heads. Calyx segments 5, lanceolate to elliptic, 7–11 mm long, keeled or with a dorsal wing broadest at the middle or near the base; margin hyaline. Corolla tube 5.5–9 mm long; lobes broadly elliptic to oblong-obovate or obovate-circular, 5.5–11 mm long, rounded, clawed. Stamens inserted at the corolla sinuses. Ovary ellipsoid, 3.5–4 x 1.5–2 mm long. Capsule ellipsoid, 5–6 mm long.
Derivation of specific name: longicaulis: with a long stem.
Habitat: In (montane) grasslands.
Altitude range: 1700 - 2300 m
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Worldwide distribution: Cameroon, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 176.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 50.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 75.

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 53.

Paiva, J. & Nogueira, I. (1990). Gentianaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4) Pages 24 - 25.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 106.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 92.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Sebaea longicaulis
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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: Sebaea longicaulis., retrieved 16 July 2024

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