Crepidorhopalon namuliensis I.Darbysh. & Eb.Fisch.

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Crepidorhopalon namuliensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rocky seepage area below Namuli peak, Serra de Gurue

Crepidorhopalon namuliensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rocky seepage area below Namuli peak, Serra de Gurue

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Status: Native
Perennial herb, with erect, scrambling or trailing 4-angled stems, up to 50 cm long or more, hairy with some hairs orange-tipped glandular. Leaves sessile, opposite, pairs set 10-22 mm apart along the stems, broadly ovate, 9–20 mm long, base rounded or shallowly cordate, margin serrate with 2–5 teeth per margin, 5-7-veined from the base; sparsely puberulous with glandular and eglandular hairs mainly on margin and main veins beneath and with sunken glands drying brown, especially beneath. Flowers axillary, solitary; bracts leaf-like, pedicels up to 6.5 mm long. Calyx 5–7.8 mm long, lobes lanceolate, longest 3.3–4.2 mm long, shortly glandular-pubescent. Corolla 13.5–16.5 mm long, whitish to purple on tube and upper lip, lower lip white or at most tinged pale blue, usually with a yellow patch in the mouth, glandular-puberulous outside, and with pale longer hairs on the upper lip. Capsule ellipsoid, to 7.5 mm long, brown, more or less equal in length to calyx or slightly shorter.
Derivation of specific name: namuliensis: of Mt Namuli in Mozambique, where this species is found.
Habitat: Damp ground in montane grassland.
Altitude range: 1730 - 1870 m
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Worldwide distribution: Only known from Mt Namuli (Sera de Gurue) in Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: Z
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Endemic status: Endemic
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Content last updated: Sunday 20 October 2019

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 89.

Darbyshire, I., Wursten, B., Luke, Q. & Fischer, E. (2019). A revision of the Crepidorhopalon whytei complex (Linderniaceae) in eastern Africa Blumea 64 Pages 169 - 171. Protologue (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crepidorhopalon namuliensis
African Plant Database: Crepidorhopalon namuliensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Crepidorhopalon namuliensis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crepidorhopalon namuliensis
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Wikipedia: Crepidorhopalon namuliensis

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: Crepidorhopalon namuliensis., retrieved 5 March 2024

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