Ruellia bignoniiflora (Lindau) S. Moore

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Ruellia bignoniiflora

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Ruellia bignoniiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Ruellia bignoniiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Ruellia bignoniiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

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Synonyms: Dischistocalyx bignoniiflorus (S. Moore) Lindau
Ruellia bignonaeiflora S. Moore
Ruellia oxysepala C.B. Clarke
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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, 30-60 cm tall. Leaves opposite, ovate, up to 6.5 cm long, densely hairy, somewhat sticky. Flowers axillary, solitary held in ovate, hairy bracteoles. Corolla white with a long narrow tube up to 9 cm long.
Notes: Ruellia oxysepala C.B.Clarke was described from Mozambique (Denkschr. Kaiserl. Akad. Wiss., Wien. Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. 78: 73, 1905). This is clearly a synonym of Ruellia bignoniiflora but was overlooked so not listed as such in FZ 8-5, 2013. (Iain Darbyshire and Kai Vollesen pers. Comm. by email 19-12-2020)
Derivation of specific name: bignoniiflora: with flowers resembling a Bignonia (Bignoniaceae)
Habitat: In deciduous woodland and scrub.
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Worldwide distribution: Southern Sudan and Ethiopia to Angola, Namibia, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Mozambique distribution: T
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Literature:

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 15.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 19.

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Pages 141 - 142.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ruellia bignoniiflora
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Ruellia bignoniiflora.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153390, retrieved 21 September 2021

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