Coleotrype natalensis C.B.Clarke
  • Monogr. Phan.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Coleotrype natalensis C.B.Clarke. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000357766. Accessed on: 29 Nov 2020'

Morphology

Perennial with trailing leafy stems. Leaves alternate, spreading, oblong, 100 x 15-20 mm, apex long-acuminate, base narrowed into a sheath, margin purple or red. Inflorescences sessile. Capsule hairy. Flowers deep purple.

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    Perennials with trailing leafy stems, rooting at the lower nodes, turning upwards, up to 0.8 m tall. Leaves alternate, spreading, oblong, c. 100 x 15-20 mm, apex long acuminate, base narrowed into a sheath, margin purple or red. Inflorescences in axils of uppermost leaves, sessile, contracted, piercing leaf- sheaths, the 4-6 flowers appearing consecutively in 2 rows. Sepals 3, free, resembling hairy bracts, c. 8 mm long. Corolla with a narrow tube c. 15 mm long, lobes patent, broadly ovate, c. 16 mm long, deep purple. Stamens 6, inserted on corolla-throat, filaments densely bearded above with long, beaded hairs; anthers basifixed with locules curved around discoid connective. Ovary slightly hairy above, 3-locular, with 1-2 ovules in each cell; style just exserted, filiform, stigma shallowly cup-shaped with 3 erect, small papillate lobes. Capsule obovate-trigonous, 5-7 mm long, rostrate, hairy; seeds oblong-ellipsoid, 4 x 1 mm.

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    Habitat

    Woodland, in shade of trees.

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    In forested, moist areas often near water, or sandy clearings.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Herman, PPJ; Retief, E. 1997. Plants of thenorthern provinces of South Africa: keys and diagnostic characters. Strelitzia 6: 1 - 681. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 2 Monogr. Phan.
    • 3 Obermeyer, AA; Faden, RB. 1985. Commelinaceae. Fl. S. Africa 4(2): 23 - 60.

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    Commelinaceae
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    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
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