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This is  Aeollanthus subacaulis var. subacaulis by Specks.


This is actually Aeollanthus subacaulis var. linearis. Specks 0381 (Tanzania, Ruvuma Prov.).

Author:  Henri Hua & John Isaac Briquet, 1900
Family:  LAMIACEAE
Origin:  Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Za´re, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5-7 Centimetres
Height:  4-50 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Plectranthus subacaulis Baker, 1895.
Icomum subacaule, Burkill & White, 1900.
Icomum lineare
, Burkill, 1900 = Aeollanthus subacaulis var. linearis. O. Ryding.
Aeollanthus subacaulis var. ericoides, Ryding.

This member of the Lamiaceae family was given this name by Henri Hua and John Isaac Briquet in 1900 and the sub-species by O. Ryding in 1986. It's from Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Za´re and Zimbabwe. The caudex can reach seven centimetres in diameter. The vines should reach for four to 50 centimetres. The flower are white, and seeds seems to be the only way of reproducing. 

The genera is named after the Greek god; Aiolos; god of winds, and 'anthos' means flower. The species name means 'almost without stem'.


The juvenile leaves on a plant from Specks.