Limosella maior Diels

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Limosella maior

Photo: Mark Hyde
Imire, between Bush Camp and stream

Limosella maior

Photo: Mark Hyde
Imire, between Bush Camp and stream

Limosella maior

Photo: Mark Hyde
Imire, between Bush Camp and stream

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Synonyms: Limosella major Diels
Common names:
Status: Native
Tufted perennial herb, sometimes stoloniferous. Leaves 2.5-4.5 cm, spathulate to oblong, narrowed below into a stout petiole. Pedicels 1.5-5 cm, erect in flower, deflexed in fruit. Calyx lobes triangular-ovate. Corolla c. 5 mm long, lilac- or bluish-white. Capsule broadly ovoid to subglobose.
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Habitat: On the muddy edges of lakes and streams and in shallow running or standing water
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Worldwide distribution: Eritrea, DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa
Mozambique distribution: T,MS
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Content last updated: Friday 22 August 2014

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 73 - 75. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 104.

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Flora of Botswana: Limosella maior
Flora of Malawi: Limosella maior
Flora of Zimbabwe: Limosella maior

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Limosella maior
African Plant Database: Limosella maior
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Limosella maior
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Limosella maior
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iNaturalist: Limosella maior
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Limosella maior
JSTOR Plant Science: Limosella maior
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Limosella maior
Plants of the World Online: Limosella maior
Tropicos: Limosella maior
Wikipedia: Limosella maior

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: Limosella maior., retrieved 23 April 2024

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