Leonotis ocymifolia (Burm. f.) Iwarsson
var. raineriana (Vis.) Iwarsson

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Leonotis ocymifolia var. raineriana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Leonotis ocymifolia var. raineriana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Leonotis ocymifolia var. raineriana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Leonotis ocymifolia var. raineriana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper Jizira valley, Mt Gorongosa

Leonotis ocymifolia var. raineriana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper Jizira valley, Mt Gorongosa

Leonotis ocymifolia var. raineriana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts.

Leonotis ocymifolia var. raineriana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts.

Leonotis ocymifolia var. raineriana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts.

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Synonyms: Leonitis dysophylla Benth.
Leonotis intermedia Lindl.
Leonotis mollissima Gürke
Leonotis raineriana Vis.
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial semiwoody shrubby herb, 1-5 m tall, often branching from the base, growing from a swollen rootstock. Leaves opposite, petiolate, lanceolate-ovate often more than 6 cm long, velvety to hairy below; margin crenate-dentate. Flowers in 2-5 subspherical inflorescences per branch, up to 9 cm in diameter, separated by an internode up to 65 mm long. Corolla 32-45 mm long, variable in colour from whitish buff to pale salmon-pink or orange to orange-red, different colour forms sometimes found growing together. The corolla has a single fringe of hairs inside at the base of the tube.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Brachystegia woodland, montane grassland, on rocky outcrops and along roadsides.
Altitude range: 500 - 2300 m
Flowering time:Feb - May
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho and South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 5 September 2011
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 184.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 36.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 232. as Leonotis intermedia but probably in error; images more likely showing L. nepetifolia. (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 55.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 75 - 77.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 78. as Leonotis intermedia

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 112.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 93.

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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: Leonotis ocymifolia var. raineriana.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149240, retrieved 9 August 2020

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