Aeollanthus buchnerianus Briq.

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Aeollanthus buchnerianus

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Castleburn Cliffs, Vumba

Aeollanthus buchnerianus

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Aeollanthus buchnerianus

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Aeollanthus buchnerianus

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Synonyms: Aeollanthus canescens Gürke
Aeollanthus njassae Gürke
Aeollanthus nyikensis Baker
Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial herb or subshrub. Stems 1-several, erect or ascending. Leaves opposite with a long petiole. Inflorescence a lax panicle; branches with alternately 1-2 flowers at each node. Upper lip of the calyx as long as the lower lip. Corolla tube 2-4 mm, lower lip distinctly hooded at the apex, 2 reflexed lobes near the base.
Derivation of specific name: buchnerianus: After J.G. Buchner, German naturalist who collected the type specimen in Angola
Habitat: In shallow soil pockets on rocks, often in shaded or humid places.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, DRC, Tanzania, South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe.
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 144 - 145. as Aeollanthus njassae (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 183. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 3.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 3.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 317. (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 308 - 309.

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

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 111.

Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Dowsett-Lemaire, F., Congdon, C., Branch, B., Collins, S., Curran, M., Dowsett, R,J., Fishpool, L., Francisco, J., Harris, Kopp, M. & de Sousa, C. (2012). Mt Mabu, Mozambique: Biodiversity and Conservation Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London Page 73.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 93.

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

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