Achyrospermum carvalhoi Gürke
var. carvalhoi

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Achyrospermum carvalhoi var. carvalhoi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa

Achyrospermum carvalhoi var. carvalhoi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa

Achyrospermum carvalhoi var. carvalhoi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa

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Synonyms: Achyrospermum radicans Gürke
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Status: Native
Soft-wooded shrub, up to 3.5 m. Leaves opposite, ovate to elliptic, 8-20 cm long, thinly textured, hairy or velvety, particularly below, apex narrowing into a drip tip; margin shallowly serrate. Flowers in short axillary racemes, usually on the nodes below the new leaves, up to 2 cm long, bright deep, hairy. Fruit consisting of 4 nutlets, hidden by the persistent calyx.
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Habitat: In the understorey of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: 650 - 1500 m
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Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 839. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave, K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 995. as A. carvalhi

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 21. Achyrospermum carvalhi

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 54. as A. carvalhi

Paton, A.J. et al. (2009). Lamiaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 34.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 32 - 33.

Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Dowsett-Lemaire, F., Congdon, C., Branch, B., Collins, S., Curran, M., Dowsett, R,J., Fishpool, L., Francisco, J., Harris, Kopp, M. & de Sousa, C. (2012). Mt Mabu, Mozambique: Biodiversity and Conservation Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London Page 73.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 294.

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Flora of Malawi: Achyrospermum carvalhoi var. carvalhoi
Flora of Zambia: Achyrospermum carvalhoi var. carvalhoi
Flora of Zimbabwe: Achyrospermum carvalhoi var. carvalhoi

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Achyrospermum carvalhoi
African Plant Database: Achyrospermum carvalhoi
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Achyrospermum carvalhoi
Plants of the World Online: Achyrospermum carvalhoi
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Wikipedia: Achyrospermum carvalhoi

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: Achyrospermum carvalhoi var. carvalhoi., retrieved 17 June 2024

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