Rhynchosia chimanimaniensis Verdc.

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Rhynchosia chimanimaniensis

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Plateau between Bailey's Folly and mountain hut, Chimanimani National Park.

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Synonyms: Rhynchosia sp. 3 of Drummond
Rhynchosia sp. no. 2 of Goodier & Phipps
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Erect perennial herb or subshrub, up to 1.8 m. Stems clustered from the base, angular, densely grey pubescent when young. Leaves 1-foliolate, elliptic-ovate, 2.5-7.5 cm long, cordate at the base, grey pubescent on both surfaces, venation reticulate and raised beneath; petiole 4-7 mm long. Stipules lanceolate, 3-5 mm long, hairless inside. Inflorescences racemes, terminal and from the uppermost axils, 5-8.5 cm long, flowers congested. Corolla yellow; standard with purple stripes, oblong-obovate, c. 17 mm long, hairless; keel with dark purple tips.
Derivation of specific name: chimanimaniensis: of the Chimanimani mountains
Habitat: Montane grasslands and on rocky slopes.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 1950 m
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Images last updated: Saturday 29 November 2014

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 226. as Rhynchosia sp. 3

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 14. SABONET. Pretoria. Page 51.

Goodier, R. & Phipps, J.B. (1961). A revised checklist of the vascular plants of the Chimanimani Mountains Kirkia 1 Page 57. as Rhynchosia sp. no. 2

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 196 - 198. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 141.

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 51.


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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: Rhynchosia chimanimaniensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131650, retrieved 24 October 2016

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