Myrothamnus flabellifolius Welw.

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Myrothamnus flabellifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Myrothamnus flabellifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Myrothamnus flabellifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Myrothamnus flabellifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Myrothamnus flabellifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Myrothamnus flabellifolius

Photo: Neil Crouch
Digby's Falls, Chimanimani N.P.

Myrothamnus flabellifolius

Photo: Neil Crouch
Digby's Falls, Chimanimani N.P.

Myrothamnus flabellifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Inyangombe Falls, near Udu Dam

Myrothamnus flabellifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Inyangombe Falls, near Udu Dam

Myrothamnus flabellifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Inyangombe Falls, near Udu Dam

Myrothamnus flabellifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Inyangombe Falls, near Udu Dam

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Synonyms:
Common names: mufandichimuka (Shona) Resurrection bush (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate, ascending or erect subshrub, growing up to 1 m, occasionally taller. The plants completely dry up in winter and seem to be dead but spring back to life within hours after the first shower of rain. Flowers much reduced in small catkin-like inflorescences, sexes separate.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: A constituent of shallow soil over rock, crevices and rocky hillsides in full sun.
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 1900 m
Flowering time:Oct - Mar
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 7 September 2013
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 215. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 89.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Pages 10 - 11.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 125.


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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: Myrothamnus flabellifolius.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125310, retrieved 26 July 2016

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