Zornia glochidiata C. Rchb. ex DC.

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Zornia glochidiata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

Zornia glochidiata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office.

Zornia glochidiata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office.

Zornia glochidiata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Hwange NP to main Vic Falls / Bulawayo Rd, Matetsi Safari Area

Zornia glochidiata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Hwange NP to main Vic Falls / Bulawayo Rd, Matetsi Safari Area

Zornia glochidiata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main Zvishavane - Rutenga road

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Synonyms: Zornia diphylla sensu auct.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial or decumbent annual herb, 10-70 cm tall. Leaves 2-foliolate, leaflets ovate-lanceolate, up to 4.5 cm long, more or less pubescent and gland-dotted on the lower surface; apex mucronulate. Inflorescences 4-20 cm long, terminal, flowers clasped between large green leaf-like ovate bracts. Standard white, yellow or orange with more or less red veining, sometimes crimson with a paler base; wings, pink, yellow or crimson. Pods 11-17 mm long in 3-5 constricted segments, covered in small spiny bristles.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: glochidiata: (the fruits) bearing minutely barbed bristles.
Habitat: In grassland, various types of woodland, river banks, along roadsides and in old cultivation, often in sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) 100 - 1600 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread from Senegal to Eritrea and south to South Africa. Also in Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Mocis mayeri (Larval food plant)
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Images last updated: Saturday 21 May 2016
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 171. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 229.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 134. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 75.

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Pages 159 - 160.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Zornia glochidiata
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West African Plants database: Zornia glochidiata


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: Zornia glochidiata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130740, retrieved 11 December 2016

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