Aeollanthus subacaulis (Baker) Hua & Briq.
var. linearis (Burkill) Ryding

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Aeollanthus subacaulis var. linearis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Below Namuli Peak, Zambezia province.

Aeollanthus subacaulis var. linearis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Below Namuli Peak, Zambezia province.

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Synonyms: Aeollanthus rubescens Gürke
Aeollanthus salicifolius Baker
Icomum lineare Burkill
Common names:
Status: Native
See var. subacaulis for general description. This variety differs in having much smaller and inconspicuous leaves in the basal rosette; a far greater number of leaves along the branches; the leaves along the branches are narrower, linear, thick and almost fleshy. This variety is more usually several stemmed and occurs in shallow soil on seepage rocks and among grasses.
Notes: This species is unusual in Lamiaceae in not having strictly opposite leaves.
Derivation of specific name: subacaulis: almost without a stem
Habitat: In shallow soil on seepage rocks and among grasses.
Altitude range: 700 - 2400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Burundi, Cameroun, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z
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Content last updated: Wednesday 13 August 2008

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 183.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 300 - 302. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 68.

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Flora of Malawi: Aeollanthus subacaulis var. linearis
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aeollanthus subacaulis
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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: Aeollanthus subacaulis var. linearis., retrieved 14 August 2022

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