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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Africa.

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Flora Zambesiaca. Vol 8, Pt 7. Avicenniaceae, R. Fernandes. Nesogenaceae, M.A. Diniz. Verbenaceae, R. Fernandes. Lamiaceae, R. Fernandes. 2005.

Type
Type from South Africa.
Morphology General
Perennial herb 0.2–0.3(1) m tall with a woody rhizome; stems 1–few, simple or branched near base, woody at base, slender, 4-angular, pubescent with retrorse eglandular hairs and scattered pale sessile glands
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a leafy panicle in the upper one third of the stem; flowers usually in 3–7-flowered pedunculate cymes; peduncles opposite, 8–13(20) mm long; pedicels 3–5(12) mm long; bracteoles small, linear Inflorescence a leafy panicle in the upper one third of the stem; flowers usually in 3–7-flowered pedunculate cymes; peduncles opposite, 8–13(20) mm long; pedicels 3–5(12) mm long; bracteoles small, linear.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 3–4 mm long, campanulate, equally lobed; teeth lanceolate, 2 mm long Calyx 3–4 mm long, campanulate, equally lobed; teeth lanceolate, 2 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white, 4–5(6) mm long Corolla white, 4–5(6) mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens exserted up to 5(8) mm, curved or coiled Stamens exserted up to 5(8) mm, curved or coiled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Mericarps brown, 2 mm long, reticulate, pubescent at apex; areole paler, covering three quarters of the length of the mericarp. Mericarps brown, 2 mm long, reticulate, pubescent at apex; areole paler, covering three quarters of the length of the mericarp.
Ecology
In dry woodland, often in overgrazed or disturbed places.
Distribution
Also in South Africa, only just entering Botswana. Botswana District code: BOT SE.
Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb 0.2–0.3(1) m tall with a woody rhizome; stems 1–few, simple or branched near base, woody at base, slender, 4-angular, pubescent with retrorse eglandular hairs and scattered pale sessile glands.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile; lamina deeply divided with 3–5 ± linear lobes, 25–35 mm long and with lobes 1–3 mm broad, margin revolute, apex of lobes rounded or sometimes 3-fid, attenuate at base, pubescent with pale sessile glands. Leaves sessile; lamina deeply divided with 3–5 ± linear lobes, 25–35 mm long and with lobes 1–3 mm broad, margin revolute, apex of lobes rounded or sometimes 3-fid, attenuate at base, pubescent with pale sessile glands

Native to:

Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Northern Provinces

Teucrium trifidum Retz. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Norlindh [5252], Transvaal K000509055
Reddy, K.B. [235], South Africa K000509056

First published in Observ. Bot. 1: 21 (1779)

Accepted by

  • Fernandes, R. & Diniz, M.A. (2005). Avicenniaceae, Nesogenaceae, Verbenaceae and Lamiaceae (subfams, Viticoideae and Ajugoideae) Flora Zambesiaca 8(7): 1-161. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • F.S.A. 28 , 4: 10 (1985).
  • Bothalia 12 : 177 (1977)
  • Fl. Cap. 5 , 1: 385 (1910).

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