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:
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 11 February 2017
Literature:

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).

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

Other sources of information about Chascanum hederaceum var. hederaceum:

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

External websites:

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 24 March 2017

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