Cordylostigma longifolium (Klotzsch) Groeninckx & Dessein

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Cordylostigma longifolium

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Near Nhabawa Village, Lower Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Cordylostigma longifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Nhabawa Village, Lower Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Cordylostigma longifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Nhabawa Village, Lower Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Cordylostigma longifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Nhabawa Village, Lower Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Cordylostigma longifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Nhabawa Village, Lower Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Cordylostigma longifolium

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Cordylostigma longifolium

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Cordylostigma longifolium

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Cordylostigma longifolium

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Cordylostigma longifolium

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Cordylostigma longifolium

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Kohautia longifolia Klotzsch
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect to somewhat straggling or decumbent annual or perennial herb, up to c. 1 m tall. Stems somewhat quadrangular and woody near the base, mostly hairless or sparsely pubescent on the ribs but becoming more densely hairy towards the top. Leaves opposite, linear to linear-lanceolate, up to 9.5 cm long, hairless or somewhat roughly pubescent; margin often rolled under. Flowers in more or less lax branched heads. Corolla 4-lobed, from bright red to various shades of purple, pink, blue or white above, paler, beneath; tube 2.5 - 7 mm long, greenish.
Notes: This is apparently a first record for the Manica-Sofala division
Derivation of specific name: longifolia: with long leaves.
Habitat: Grassland, woodland and disturbed places, often in seasonally wet places.
Altitude range: Up to 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Northern Somalia, southeastern Kenya, Tanzania, DRC, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Madagascar.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 25 January 2015
Literature:

Groeninckx, I., Ochoterena, H., Smets, E. & Dessein, S. (2010). Molecular phylogenetic and morphological study of Kohautia (Spermacoceae, Rubiaceae), with the recognition of the new genus Cordylostigma Taxon 59(5) Page 1466. as Cordylostigma longifolia

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 72. As Kohautia longifolia var. longifolia

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 164.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 98 - 99.

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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: Cordylostigma longifolium.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154760, retrieved 20 August 2019

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