Drymaria cordata (L.) Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.
var. cordata

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Drymaria cordata var. cordata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Genaina, Vumba main rd

Drymaria cordata var. cordata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castleburn Forest, Vumba

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Synonyms: Holosteum cordatum L.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent in the E Highlands; recorded once in the C Division from a swamp forest near Ruwa.
Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate to decumbent herb with dichotomous branching. Leaves: petiole up to 1 cm, glabrous; lamina 1-3.5 × 0.6-3 cm, ovate to very broadly ovate, glabrous, 3-7-nerved at base; base cordate, truncate or abruptly cuneate. Sepals narrowly lanceolate, green with white margin. Petals white, sometimes 0, very deeply 2-fid.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: cordata: heart-shaped
Habitat: In shady places, particularly at the edges of forests.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Aug
Worldwide distribution: More or less Pantropical.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 32.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 39.

Wild, H. (1960-1). Caryophyllaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 344 - 346. (Includes a picture).


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Drymaria cordata
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West African Plants database: Drymaria cordata


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Drymaria cordata var. cordata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123300, retrieved 29 June 2016

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