Clinopodium uhligii (G├╝rke) Ryding
var. obtusifolium (Avetta) Ryding

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Clinopodium uhligii var. obtusifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park

Clinopodium uhligii var. obtusifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park

Clinopodium uhligii var. obtusifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park

Clinopodium uhligii var. obtusifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park

Clinopodium uhligii var. obtusifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Calamintha simensis Benth. var. obtusifolia Avetta
Satureja pseudosimensis Brenan
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Aromatic, perennial herb with prostrate or ascending stems, spreading glandular hairy, growing from a strong woody rootstock. Leaves broadly ovate or elliptic, 8-25 mm long, with sessile glands beneath only; margin with 3-5 distinct teeth on each side; petiole very short. Inflorescence with 3-7-flowered clusters lax or crowded in the upper part. Calyx strongly 2-lipped, 4,4-8 mm long, usually purple. Corolla 5.5-17 mm long, purple, pink or rarely white.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: uhligii: after Viktor Karl Uhlig (1857-1911), a German geologist at the University of Vienna who collected in Tanzania.
Habitat: In grassland, open woodland and along margins of forest.
Altitude range: 1900 - 2400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Known from West Africa, DRC, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Content last updated: Wednesday 26 September 2018
Literature:

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 100 - 102. (Includes a picture).

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Clinopodium uhligii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Clinopodium uhligii
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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: Clinopodium uhligii var. obtusifolium.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=185690, retrieved 23 October 2018

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