Dumasia villosa DC.
var. villosa

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Dumasia villosa var. villosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope below Nhandore Peak, Mt Gorongosa

Dumasia villosa var. villosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slop above upper Nhandar Valley, Mt Gorongosa

Dumasia villosa var. villosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope below Nhandore Peak, Mt Gorongosa

Dumasia villosa var. villosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope below Nhandore Peak, Mt Gorongosa

Dumasia villosa var. villosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope below Nhandore Peak, Mt Gorongosa

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Status: Native
Description:
Twining perennial herb. Stems slender, covered in pale yellowish or brownish spreading hairs. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets ovate, 1.5-5.5 cm, hairless or sparsely hairy above, sparsely to densely hairy below; petiole 2-7 cm long. Flowers in axillary, pendulous racemes, yellow. Pods linear, 2-4 cm long, with short yellowish or brownish hairs, dehiscent with the blue-black seeds often remaining attached to the valves.
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Habitat: At the edges and clearings in evergreen montane and riverine forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1100 - 2200 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Wednesday 10 October 2007
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 157. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 220. As: Dumasia villosa

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 58 - 60. (Includes a picture).

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 270 - 271. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 98.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dumasia villosa
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West African Plants database: Dumasia villosa


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: Dumasia villosa var. villosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131330, retrieved 31 July 2016

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