Buchnera eylesii S. Moore

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Buchnera eylesii

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Buchnera eylesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Buchnera eylesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

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Synonyms: Buchnera usafuensis (Engl.) Melch.
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Status: Native
Erect perennial herb, up to 75 cm. Stems terete or obscurely quadrangular, mostly branched. Leaves opposite, narrowly linear-lanceolate, 10-60 mm long, decreasing in size higher along the stem. Clusters of smaller leaves often present in axils of main leaves. Flowers in lax spikes, up to 25 cm long, white. Fruit a capsule, cylindric-ovoid, c. 6 × 3.5mm.
Derivation of specific name: eylesii: named after Frederick Eyles (1864 - 1937)
Habitat: In rocky and sandy soils in Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: 1000 - 1750 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: N
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Content last updated: Wednesday 11 March 2009

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. Under Scrophulariaceae

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Page 120.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Buchnera eylesii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152050, retrieved 8 December 2023

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