Oldenlandia lancifolia (Schumach.) DC.
var. scabridula Bremek.

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Oldenlandia lancifolia var. scabridula

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Lower slopes Mt Mt Mabu

Oldenlandia lancifolia var. scabridula

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Lower slopes Mt Mt Mabu

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Synonyms: Hedyotis lancifolia Schumach.
Common names:
Status: Native
Straggling perennial herb, branching from the base into simple stems, 20-60 cm long. Most parts scabridulous, particularly when young. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3, linear to linear-lanceolate; petioles undeveloped or absent. Flowers usually solitary, borne at the nodes on pedicels up to 3 cm long. Corolla white, sometimes tinged pink or purple. Capsule depressed subspherical, 2-3 mm long, beaked.
Derivation of specific name: lancifolia: with lance-shaped (lanceolate) leaves.
Habitat: In moist or aquatic habitats
Altitude range: 540 - 1560 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Throughout tropical Africa to northern South Africa. Also in Madagascar.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 21 July 2012

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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 27.

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Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 90.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 98.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 165.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 132 - 133. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Botswana: Oldenlandia lancifolia var. scabridula
Flora of Malawi: Oldenlandia lancifolia var. scabridula
Flora of Zambia: Oldenlandia lancifolia var. scabridula
Flora of Zimbabwe: Oldenlandia lancifolia var. scabridula

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Oldenlandia lancifolia
African Plant Database: Oldenlandia lancifolia
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Oldenlandia lancifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Oldenlandia lancifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Oldenlandia lancifolia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Oldenlandia lancifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Oldenlandia lancifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Oldenlandia lancifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Oldenlandia lancifolia
Plants of the World Online: Oldenlandia lancifolia
Tropicos: Oldenlandia lancifolia
Wikipedia: Oldenlandia lancifolia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Oldenlandia lancifolia var. scabridula.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155010, retrieved 4 October 2022

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