Diclis ovata Benth.

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Diclis ovata

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Lower Slopes Mt Mabu

Diclis ovata

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Lower Slopes Mt Mabu

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Synonyms: Linaria veronicoides A. Rich.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Prostrate or decumbent annual herb. Stem sparsely branched, up to 30 cm, pubescent. Leaves ovate with shallow teeth; glandular hairy, particularly on the major veins below. Flowers solitary, axillary, white with purple markings on the corolla tube and upper lip.
Derivation of specific name: ovata: ovate or egg-shaped, referring to the leaves
Habitat: A weed of cultivation, riversides and open woodland.
Altitude range: 750 - 2400 m
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Worldwide distribution: From West Africa to Ethiopia, Sudan, south to Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe. Also in Madagascar and Mascarene Islands
Mozambique distribution: Z,GI,M
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Content last updated: Sunday 22 July 2012

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 265.

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 110.

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 77.

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 12 - 14. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 98.

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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: Diclis ovata.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150970, retrieved 19 April 2024

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