Nemesia zimbabwensis Rendle

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Nemesia zimbabwensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near radio beacon, summit of Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa

Nemesia zimbabwensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near radio beacon, summit of Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa

Nemesia zimbabwensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near radio beacon, summit of Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa

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Synonyms: Nemesia montana Norl.
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Erect annual or short-lived perennial herb, up to 65 cm. Stems 4-angled; leaves ovate with serrated margins. Most parts with short white hairs. Flowers in short racemes, white to pale mauve with purple stripes.
Derivation of specific name: zimbabwensis: of Zimbabwe (but not endemic)
Habitat: In rocky terrain, mostly in montane areas.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jan
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s): Annual, biennial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 23 January 2008

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 40.

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 78.

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 9 - 11. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Nemesia zimbabwensis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Nemesia zimbabwensis
African Plant Database: Nemesia zimbabwensis
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Nemesia zimbabwensis
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Nemesia zimbabwensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Nemesia zimbabwensis
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Wikipedia: Nemesia zimbabwensis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Nemesia zimbabwensis., retrieved 20 January 2022

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