Striga elegans Benth.

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Striga elegans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ringing Rock Bot. Res., Wattle Co. Mtarazi Est.

Striga elegans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Chinziwa, Vumba

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Synonyms:
Common names: Elegant witchweed (English)
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Description:
Unbranched, erect, annual herb, about 20 cm tall. It has much larger flowers than the similar S. asiatica and a more dense inflorescence with a larger number of flowers open at the same time. The lower lip is more deeply 3-lobed.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: elegans: elegant
Habitat:
Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
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Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 182 - 183. (Includes a picture).

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Page 134.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 115, plate 153

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 105.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 96.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Striga elegans
African Plant Database: Striga elegans
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Striga elegans
Ispot Southern Africa: Striga elegans
JSTOR Plant Science: Striga elegans
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Striga elegans
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Striga elegans
The Plant List (version 1.1): Striga elegans
Tropicos: Striga elegans


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Striga elegans.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152270, retrieved 14 December 2018

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