Chascanum hederaceum (Sond.) Moldenke
var. hederaceum

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Chascanum hederaceum var. hederaceum

Photo: Sheila Gregory
Plot 82, Ruretse, NE of Gaborone, Botswana

Chascanum hederaceum var. hederaceum

Photo: Sheila Gregory
Plot 82, Ruretse, NE of Gaborone, Botswana

Chascanum hederaceum var. hederaceum

Photo: Sheila Gregory
Plot 82, Ruretse, NE of Gaborone, Botswana

Chascanum hederaceum var. hederaceum

Photo: Sheila Gregory
Plot 82, Ruretse, NE of Gaborone, Botswana

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Synonyms: Bouchea hederacea Sond.
Plexipus hederaceus (Sond.) R.R. Fern.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb to 45 cm tall. Indumentum with gland-tipped hairs, especially in the inflorescence. Leaves petiolate; lamina with width almost equalling length, up to c. 2.5 × 2.5 cm, broadly obovate to flabelliform, dentate in the upper half to two-thirds; apex rounded or obtuse; base cuneate. Spikes terminal, many-flowered; bracts acute; bracteoles absent. Corolla creamy-white; tube 2-2.5 cm long, usually curved, abruptly expanded into a flat limb. Mericarps separating from one another when ripe, each with an oblique pit at the base.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: hederaceum: ivy-like, resembling Hedera in the leaf shape.
Habitat: In mopane and other mixed deciduous woodlands and in short grassland on sandy soil.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa (Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Cape province).
Botswana distribution:
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 11 February 2017
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 8.

Fernandes, R. (2005). Verbenaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(7) Pages 46 - 47.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 118. (Includes a picture).

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 82.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 110.

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Flora of Zambia: Chascanum hederaceum var. hederaceum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Chascanum hederaceum var. hederaceum

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Chascanum hederaceum var. hederaceum.
http://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148760, retrieved 21 October 2017

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