Blepharis buchneri Lindau

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Blepharis buchneri

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Nsumbu National Park, Nsama Distr., Northern Prov.

Blepharis buchneri

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Nsumbu National Park, Nsama Distr., Northern Prov.

Blepharis buchneri

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Nsumbu National Park, Nsama Distr., Northern Prov.

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Synonyms: Blepharis buchneri Lindau var. major De Wild.
Blepharis malangensis S. Moore
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Status: Doubtful
Erect to procumbent annual, perennial or shrubby herb. Stems up to 1.25 m tall. Leaves glabrous to sparsely pilose, scabrid above, with the larger pair in a whorl more than 5 times as long as the smaller pair. Leaf lamina of larger pair lanceolate to narrowly ovate or elliptic; margin toothed; lamina of smaller pair rhombic-triangular in outline, sharply toothed. Flowers arranged in capitate or elongated heads. Outer bracts with strong submarginal veins, narrowly ovate-elliptic. Corolla pale or bright blue or bluish purple, 17-54 mm long; limb obovate, distinctly 3-lobed. Anther appendage 1-7 mm long. Capsule 10-13 mm long.
Notes: Although this species is listed as fairly widespread in SABONET Report 30 (da Silva, Izidine & Amude, 2004: 18) this probably concerns a mistaken identity as it is not recorded for Mozambique in Vollesen (2000: 295) nor in Flora Zambesiaca 8-5: 90 (Vollesen 2013).
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia and Angola.
Mozambique distribution: N?,Z,T,MS
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 54.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 18.

Vollesen, K. (2000). Blepharis (Acanthaceae). A taxonomic revision. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Pages 295 - 298. (Includes a picture).

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Pages 90 - 91.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Blepharis buchneri., retrieved 22 September 2023

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