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Blepharis subvolubilis C. B. Clarke

Derivation of specific name

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subvolubilis: somewhat twining, enveloping
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Blepharis subvolubilis C.B.Clarke Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153930
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Mark Hyde
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Bart Wursten
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Petra Ballings
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Description

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Erect to procumbent or trailing perennial herb. Stems up to 50 cm long. Leaves in whorls of 4 with one often much larger than the other three, linear-lanceolate to elliptic, up to 11.5 cm long, glossy, hairless or appressed hairy below, roughly hairy above; margin with up to 20 triangular teeth on each side. Spikes 4-12-flowered, 2-8.5 cm long. Bracts glossy, green to brownish, sometimes partly white between the veins or with white veins and edges, subhairless or appressed hairy, 5-7 veined from the base, more or less broadly obovate-elliptic, 23 45 mm long, spine-tip recurved, 8-18 mm long with 4-9 narrow spines on each side of the margin. Corolla bright blue to purple, rarely white, 24-37 mm long; lip broadly obovate, 13-28 mm wide, finely to densely hairy below, central lobe wider than long, truncate or emarginate and narrowing towards the base.
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Blepharis subvolubilis C.B.Clarke Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153930
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
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Flora of Zimbabwe

Frequency

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Locally very common
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Blepharis subvolubilis C.B.Clarke Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153930
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
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Flora of Zimbabwe

Worldwide distribution

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Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa.
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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 subvolubilis C.B.Clarke Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153930
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
original
visit source
partner site
Flora of Zimbabwe