Orthosiphon schimperi Benth.

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Orthosiphon schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zebra Ranger Camp, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Orthosiphon schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Khodzue Gorge

Orthosiphon schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Khodzue Gorge

Orthosiphon schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Khodzue Gorge

Orthosiphon schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Khodzue Gorge

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Synonyms: Orthosiphon coloratus Vatke
Orthosiphon rubicundus sensu auct. non (D. Don) Benth.
Plectranthus rubicundus D.Don
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, up to 60 cm. Leaves ovate-lanceolate with dentate margins. Inflorescences terminal with most parts purple, covered in whitish hairs. Flowers white or mauve with a distinct lip and dark circular marks in the throat.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: schimperi: named after Wilhelm Schimper, explorer and collector, particularly in Ethiopia.
Habitat: In grassy areas in open woodland.
Altitude range: 200 - 1650 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Tropical Africa to Limpopo South Africao
Mozambique distribution: N,T,MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Friday 22 September 2017
Literature:

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 41. As Orthosiphon rubicundus

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 27. As Orthosiphon rubicundus

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. as Orthosiphon rubicundus

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 148 - 150. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Orthosiphon schimperi
Flora of Zambia: Orthosiphon schimperi
Flora of Zimbabwe: Orthosiphon schimperi

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Orthosiphon schimperi
African Plant Database: Orthosiphon schimperi
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Orthosiphon schimperi
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Orthosiphon schimperi
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Orthosiphon schimperi
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Orthosiphon schimperi
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Orthosiphon schimperi
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Orthosiphon schimperi
iNaturalist: Orthosiphon schimperi
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Orthosiphon schimperi
JSTOR Plant Science: Orthosiphon schimperi
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Orthosiphon schimperi
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Orthosiphon schimperi
Plants of the World Online: Orthosiphon schimperi
The Plant List (version 1.1): Orthosiphon schimperi
Tropicos: Orthosiphon schimperi
Wikipedia: Orthosiphon schimperi


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: Orthosiphon schimperi.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150420, retrieved 3 July 2020

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