Dicliptera extenta S. Moore

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Dicliptera extenta

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Castle Beacon, Vumba

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Synonyms: Dicliptera foetida (Forssk.) Blatt.
Dicliptera zeylanica Nees
Common names:
Status: Native
Straggling or climbing herb. The solitary flowers are borne at the end of short side branches, clasped between leaf-like, paddle-shaped bracts. See D. clinopodia for comparison.
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Habitat: In the understorey of evergreen forest and on forest margins.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jun - Sep
Worldwide distribution:
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Endemic status:
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 20.

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 254 - 255.

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. Also as Dicliptera foetida

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Dicliptera extenta.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154150, retrieved 19 May 2024

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