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Dicliptera clinopodia

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Leopard Rock Game Reserve, Vumba

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Synonyms: Dicliptera leonotis sensu auct. non C.B. Clarke
Dicliptera nobilis S. Moore
Common names:
Straggling herb occurring in forest margins. It is superficially similar to D. extenta but can be distinguished by the terminal inflorescences which bear a whorl of numerous flowers while in D. extenta the flowers are solitary.
Darbyshire in FZ 8(6) gives details of 3 forms. However, as our site does not allow for forms, all 3 have been combined here.
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Flowering time:Mar - Aug
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Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 194. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 20.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 18.

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 267 - 270.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 244. (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 13.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 18.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 33.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 87.

Other sources of information about Dicliptera clinopodia:

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Flora of Malawi: Dicliptera clinopodia
Flora of Mozambique: Dicliptera clinopodia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Dicliptera clinopodia

External websites:

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

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: Dicliptera clinopodia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154130, retrieved 26 May 2024

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