Kotschya strigosa (Benth.) Dewit & P.A. Duvign.
var. strigosa

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Kotschya strigosa var. strigosa

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Liconhile, Lago district, Niassa Province, Mozambique

Kotschya strigosa var. strigosa

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Liconhile, Lago district, Niassa Province, Mozambique

Kotschya strigosa var. strigosa

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Liconhile, Lago district, Niassa Province, Mozambique

Kotschya strigosa var. strigosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Muqueche Bridge on road to Mt Namuli, Serra de Gurue, Zambezia.

Kotschya strigosa var. strigosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Muqueche Bridge on road to Mt Namuli, Serra de Gurue, Zambezia.

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Synonyms: Damapana strigosa (Benth.) Kuntze
Smithia strigosa Benth.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Subshrub, up to 2.5 m tall, with bristly-hairy stems. Leaves borne in fascicles on short shoots; leaflets 10-24, 3-10 × 1-2 mm, linear-spathulate. Inflorescences subsessile, very dense, borne in axils of upper leaves. Bracts 7-8 mm, ciliate, long acuminate; bracteoles falcate. Standard 6-9 mm, blue with yellow at the base. Fruit of 1-2 articles.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: strigosa: strigose or with stiff appressed hairs, referring to the stems
Habitat: In woodland, evergreen forest and bushland on peaty or sandy soil
Altitude range: (metres) 1050 - 1800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Nigeria, Cameroon, DRC, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
Growth form(s): Shrub over 2 m, shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 5 June 2009
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 46 - 47. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 223.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 246.

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Pages 133 - 135.


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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: Kotschya strigosa var. strigosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130670, retrieved 25 August 2016

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