Acrotome inflata Benth.

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Acrotome inflata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Acrotome inflata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Acrotome inflata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Acrotome inflata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

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Synonyms: Acrotome amboensis Briq.
Lasiocorys eenii (Hiern) Baker
Leucas eenii Hiern
Common names:
Erect annual herb, up to c. 1 m tall, unbranched or branched from near the base. Stems densely covered in appressed hairs. Leaves opposite, sessile or shortly petiolate, ovate to oblong-lanceolate, 3-12 cm long, usually broader lower on the stems, densely hairy on both surfaces; margin sparsely crenate-dentate, mainly in the upper half. Flowers in 1-3 many-flowered, spherical clusters (verticils). Bracteoles numerous, filiform, up to 1 cm long, densely hairy, spine-tipped. Calyx, whitish with green ribs, usually 5-toothed. Corolla white to very pale mauve.
Derivation of specific name: inflata: inflated, referring to the calyx, which is widest in the middle.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, South Africa.
Botswana distribution: N,SW,SE
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Codd, L.E. (1985). Lamiaceae Flora of Southern Africa 28(4) Pages 19 - 21. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 392. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 93. (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 54.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 79 - 81. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 77.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 215.

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Flora of Caprivi: Acrotome inflata
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Acrotome inflata
African Plant Database: Acrotome inflata
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Acrotome inflata
Plants of the World Online: Acrotome inflata
Tropicos: Acrotome inflata
Wikipedia: Acrotome inflata

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Acrotome inflata., retrieved 25 July 2024

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