Buchnera longispicata Schinz

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Buchnera longispicata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass

Buchnera longispicata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass

Buchnera longispicata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mpinge Pass, Great Dyke

Buchnera longispicata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mpinge Pass, Great Dyke

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Annual herb with semi-erect or decumbent stems, up to 45 cm. Leaves sessile, opposite or alternate, linear to linear-lanceolate. Inflorescence with flowers crowded near the apex, developing into a long spike, up to 30 cm. Flowers deep blue.
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Derivation of specific name: longispicata: with a long spike, referring to the elongated mature inflorescences.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
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Literature:

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 11.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 7. As Buchnera longespicata

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 77.

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Page 125.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 96.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 102.

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Pages 262 - 263. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Zambia: Buchnera longispicata
Flora of Zimbabwe: Buchnera longispicata

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Buchnera longispicata
African Plant Database: Buchnera longispicata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Buchnera longispicata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Buchnera longispicata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Buchnera longispicata
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iNaturalist: Buchnera longispicata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Buchnera longispicata
JSTOR Plant Science: Buchnera longispicata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Buchnera longispicata
Plants of the World Online: Buchnera longispicata
Tropicos: Buchnera longispicata
Wikipedia: Buchnera longispicata


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: Buchnera longispicata.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152110, retrieved 30 May 2024

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