Leucas milanjiana Gürke

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Leucas milanjiana

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Along road to grassland plateau above Morumbodzi Falls, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa.

Leucas milanjiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path from Nhago Camp to nearby settlement, Coutada 12

Leucas milanjiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path from Nhago Camp to nearby settlement, Coutada 12

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Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Erect perennial herb, up to c. 1 m tall, growing from a woody rootstock. Stems often numerous, pubescent with stiff downward pointing hairs. Leaves opposite, subsessile to shortly petiolate, linear to narrowly elliptic or oblanceolate, up to 6 cm long, more or less covered in short hairs on both surfaces, especially on the veins beneath; margin entire or with few teeth in the upper half. Inflorescences in 1-3 few-flowered verticels, 10-55 mm apart. Flowers white, c. 13 mm long.
Derivation of specific name: milanjiana: from Mt Mulanje in Malawi
Habitat: Wooded grassland, Brachystegia woodland, rocky outcrops, often in areas susceptible to burning.
Altitude range: 60 - 1900 m
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS
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Content last updated: Friday 29 April 2016

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 78.

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 56.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2009). Lamiaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 95 - 96.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 60 - 66. (Includes a picture).

Sebald, O. (1980). Die Gattung Leucas R. Br. (Labiatae) in Afrika und auf der Arabischen Halbinsel Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde Series A (Biologie) No. 341 Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Schloss Rosenstein, Stuttgart Pages 186 - 188. (Includes a picture).

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

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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: Leucas milanjiana.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149320, retrieved 21 January 2020

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