Petalidium aromaticum Oberm.
var. aromaticum

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Petalidium aromaticum var. aromaticum

Photo: Mark Hyde

Petalidium aromaticum var. aromaticum

Photo: Mark Hyde

Petalidium aromaticum var. aromaticum

Photo: Mark Hyde

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Common names:
Much-branched shrubby aromatic perennial herb up to 1 m tall. Stems and branches covered in greyish-white glandular hairs. Leaves opposite, ovate to lanceolate, glandular hairy. Flowers axillary, solitary, white, with brown veins in the corolla throat, held between ovate bracts.
Notes: "... almost certain that P. aromaticum occurs in S. Mozambique" - Fz 8(5), p. 158
Derivation of specific name: aromaticum: aromatic
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Flowering time:Aug - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Limpopo, South Africa and southern Zimbabwe
Mozambique distribution:
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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 14.

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Pages 156 - 158. As Petalidium aromaticum (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Petalidium aromaticum var. aromaticum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Petalidium aromaticum
African Plant Database: Petalidium aromaticum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Petalidium aromaticum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Petalidium aromaticum
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Petalidium aromaticum
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JSTOR Plant Science: Petalidium aromaticum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Petalidium aromaticum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Petalidium aromaticum
Plants of the World Online: Petalidium aromaticum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Petalidium aromaticum
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Wikipedia: Petalidium aromaticum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Petalidium aromaticum var. aromaticum., retrieved 22 November 2019

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