Selago lacunosa Klotzsch

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Selago lacunosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Selago lacunosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Selago lacunosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

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Synonyms: Walafrida lacunosa (Klotzsch) Rolfe
Walafrida paniculata sensu Phylcox in Flora Zambesiaca 8-2:168 p.p. non (Thunb.) Rolfe
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Status: Native
Much-branched erect or decumbent perennial, up to c. 40 cm. Stems erect, spreading or prostrate, woody near the base, more or less crisped hairy. Leaves in clusters, linear-oblong, up to 8 × 1 mm, mostly hairless. Inflorescences of more or less spherical clusters, together arranged in lax panicles along the branches and stems. Flowers small, white.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In temporarily drying out open areas along dams and rivers, well-grazed grassland, often on Kalahari sand.
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, ?Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: T,GI,M
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 32. As Selago paniculata

Hilliard, O.M. (1999). The tribe Selagineae (Scrophulariaceae) Kew Publishing Pages 280 - 282.

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 79. As Walafrida paniculata Under Selaginaceae

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 168 - 169. as Walafrida paniculata (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 105.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Selago lacunosa
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Selago lacunosa
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Selago lacunosa., retrieved 17 June 2024

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