Thunbergia lancifolia T. Anderson

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Status: Native
Perennial herb with stems to 70 cm, arising from a woody rootstock. Leaves: lamina 4-13 cm, linear-lanceolate to elliptic or obovate. Flowers solitary; pedicel with capitate glands sometimes mixed with non-glandular hairs or puberulous, rarely glabrous; bracteoles with sparse to dense short glands or puberulous, rarely glabrous. Calyx 1-3 mm long; lobes broadly triangular. Corolla limb dark purple to deep maroon, more rarely blue or purple; lower part of tube white to pale yellow. Capsule with beak 2 cm long. Seeds with lateral wing.
Notes: Similar to T. oblongifolia and differing in the italicised characters in the description.
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, DRC, Angola, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 136 - 137. (Includes a picture).

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 20.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 36.

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Pages 41 - 43. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Thunbergia lancifolia
Flora of Zambia: Thunbergia lancifolia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Thunbergia lancifolia
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Thunbergia lancifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Thunbergia lancifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Thunbergia lancifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Thunbergia lancifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Thunbergia lancifolia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Thunbergia lancifolia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Thunbergia lancifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Thunbergia lancifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Thunbergia lancifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Thunbergia lancifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Thunbergia lancifolia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Thunbergia lancifolia
Tropicos: Thunbergia lancifolia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Thunbergia lancifolia., retrieved 20 February 2018

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