Pechuel-Loeschea leubnitziae (Kuntze) O.Hoffm.

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Pechuel-Loeschea leubnitziae

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Pechuel-Loeschea leubnitziae

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Pechuel-Loeschea leubnitziae

Photo: Christian Bravard

Pechuel-Loeschea leubnitziae

Photo: Christian Bravard

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Synonyms: Piptocarpha leubnitziae Kuntze
Pluchea leubnitziae (Kuntze) N.E. Br.
Common names: Sweat bush (English) Wild sage (English)
Strongly aromatic shrubby perennial herb, up to 1.3 m tall. Most parts densely grey-velvety and with short glandular hairs. Leaves alternate, (sub)sessile, narrowly obovate-elliptic, up to c. 4.5 × 0.7 cm, grey-velvety on both surfaces, midrib prominent on both surfaces; margin entire. Capitula terminal or 1-3 in the leaf axils, more or less funnel-shaped, up to 1.3 cm long. Involucral scales greyish glandular hairy. Florets purple; ray florets absent.
Derivation of specific name: leubnitziae: after Leubnitzia, the maiden name of Pechuel-Loesche's wife
Flowering time:Mar - Jul
Worldwide distribution: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Eswatini and Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Northern Cape, South Africa
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 28.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 34. (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 27.

Roodt, V. (1998). Trees and Shrubs of the Okavango Delta Shell Field Guide Series: Part I Shell Oil Botswana, Gaberone. Pages 44 - 46. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 36.

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 200.

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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: Pechuel-Loeschea leubnitziae., retrieved 15 June 2024

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