Blepharis leendertziae Oberm.

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Status: Native
Erect or rarely decumbent annual herb. Stems up to 50 cm long, silky hairy. Leaves linear-lanceolate to narrowly elliptic or ovate, 4-11 cm long, hairless or with a few hairs along the midrib below; margin entire. Flowers in subspherical heads along the stems. Bracts linear-lanceolate, up to 5 cm long finely hairy; margin with thin recurved bristles up to 4 mm long. Corolla white to pale blue or lilac, 10-16 mm long; lip obovate-spathulate, 3-5 mm wide, distinctly 3-lobed, central lobe longest.
Notes: Recorded for Mozambique in Vollesen (2000), p. 247.
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Habitat: In deciduous woodland, often sandy soils or seasonally wet depressions, vleis and lake shores.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: T
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Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Namibia Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 73.

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 13.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 17.

Vollesen, K. (2000). Blepharis (Acanthaceae). A taxonomic revision. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Pages 247 - 248. (Includes a picture).

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Pages 78 - 79.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Blepharis leendertziae
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Blepharis leendertziae
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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: Blepharis leendertziae., retrieved 31 July 2021

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