Zornia milneana Mohlenbr.

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Zornia milneana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, nr woodland

Zornia milneana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near railway line by road to Hwange NP, Main Camp

Zornia milneana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near railway line by road to Hwange NP, Main Camp

Zornia milneana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near railway line by road to Hwange NP, Main Camp

Zornia milneana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

Zornia milneana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

Zornia milneana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

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Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with decumbent or prostrate stems, up to 75 cm. Leaves 4-foliolate, leaflets linear or narrowly elliptic, pubescent and gland-dotted beneath. Inflorescence terminal, flowers yellow with red veining on the standard, each flower clasped between large green leaf-like bracts with hairy margins. Pods in 4-7 constricted segments, covered in spiny bristles.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: milneana: named after the British botanist, Mr Edgar Milne-Redhead.
Habitat: In sandy soils in various types of woodland and grassland, sometimes in old cultivation.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1540 m
Flowering time:Nov - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Insects associated with this species: Zizeeria knysna (Food plant)
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Images last updated: Saturday 11 April 2015
Literature:

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

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 202 - 203. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 189. (Includes a picture).

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 52.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 66.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 77. (Includes a picture).

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

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Pages 144 - 145. (Includes a picture).

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Pages 164 - 165.


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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: Zornia milneana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130750, retrieved 26 September 2016

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