Scutellaria schweinfurthii Briq.
subsp. paucifolia (Baker) A.J. Paton

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Scutellaria schweinfurthii subsp. paucifolia

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Cleveland Dam

Scutellaria schweinfurthii subsp. paucifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from Penhalonga to turn-off to Stapleford.

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Synonyms: Scutellaria bussei Gürke
Scutellaria debeerstii Briq.
Scutellaria katangensis Robyns & Lebrun
Scutellaria livingstonei Baker
Scutellaria paucifolia Baker
Scutellaria pusilla Gürke
Scutellaria ringoetii De Wild.
Common names: Purple banner (English)
Status: Native
Perennial herb with annual stems, up to 40 cm, growing from a woody rootstock. Leaves sessile or shortly petiolate, often absent or few on flowering stems, ovate, elliptic, up to 30 mm long, hairy usually only on the veins beneath; margin shallowly crenate to entire. Inflorescence lax or condensed; bracts leaf-like, elliptic, usually up to 5 mm long, entire, hairy. Pedicels 3-4 mm long erect. Corolla deep purple, with darker posterior lip, sometimes yellowish-green; tube 9-13 mm long, usually sharply bent upwards at the base,dilating at the throat.
Derivation of specific name: schweinfurthii: named after Dr Georg August Schweinfurth (1836-1925), german botanical collector and taxonomist.
Habitat: Grassland, edges of woodland and dry vleis, often in areas prone to burning.
Altitude range: 100 - 2450 m
Flowering time:Aug - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Fairly widespread in Tropical Africa.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 150 - 151. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 192. (Includes a picture).

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

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 79. as Scutellaria pauciflora

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 57.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 25 - 28. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 71.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 104, plate 142

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 114.

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Flora of Malawi: Scutellaria schweinfurthii subsp. paucifolia
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Scutellaria schweinfurthii subsp. paucifolia

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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: Scutellaria schweinfurthii subsp. paucifolia., retrieved 16 July 2024

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