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Description

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Erect, procumbent or scrambling annual herb. Stems up to 50 cm long, usually with a single band of silky hairs. Leaves linear-lanceolate to narrowly elliptic or ovate, 5-14 cm long, more or less roughly hairy, particularly on the midrib below; margin entire, rolled under. Flowers solitary, sessile or on short lateral branchlets up to 7 cm long with reduced leaves at the base. Bracts greenish to straw-coloured with purple bands and blotches, hairless, leathery and glossy, ovate to elliptic, acuminate; margin entire without spines or bristles. Corolla white to cream or pale blue or mauve, 4-29 mm long, often hidden among the bracts; lip oblong-elliptic, narrowing towards the apex, central lobe longest, ciliate or hairy.
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
bibliographic citation
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Blepharis glumacea S. Moore Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153850
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Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
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Petra Ballings
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Worldwide distribution

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Mali, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, CAR, Chad, DRC, Angola, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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cc-by-nc
copyright
Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
bibliographic citation
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Blepharis glumacea S. Moore Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153850
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
original
visit source
partner site
Flora of Zimbabwe