Tragia mazoensis Radcl.-Sm.

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Tragia mazoensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass, Great Dyke

Tragia mazoensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass, Great Dyke

Tragia mazoensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mpinge Pass, Great Dyke

Tragia mazoensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mpinge Pass, Great Dyke

Tragia mazoensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mpinge Pass, Great Dyke

Tragia mazoensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Tragia mazoensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Tragia mazoensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

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Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb, up to 40 cm high, with several stems growing from a woody rootstock. Nettle-like, irritating and painful to the skin when touched. Leaves linear-lanceiolate, 1-4 cm long, 3-5-veined from the base, sparsely velvety on both surfaces and with irritant bristles on the midrib and main veins beneath; margin entire or with a few apical teeth; petiole 1-2 mm long or leaves subsessile. Flowers unisexual on different plants. Male inflorescences terminal, up to 9 cm long; female inflorescences leaf-opposed, up to 4 cm long. Fruit 6 × 8 mm, 3-lobed, smooth, densely covered in stinging bristles.
Notes: Closely related to T. lukafuensis from Zambia, differing mainly in the leaf margins being entire or sparsely toothed near the apex.
Derivation of specific name: mazoensis: of the Mazoe area in northern Zimbabwe.
Habitat: Restricted to the northern Great Dyke, on open grassy hillsides, often associated with termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Northern Zimbabwe only
Zimbabwe distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Images last updated: Saturday 2 March 2013
Literature:

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 14. SABONET. Pretoria. Page 180.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 140.

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 43.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 220 - 222. (Includes a picture).


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African Plant Database: Tragia mazoensis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Tragia mazoensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Tragia mazoensis
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Tragia mazoensis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Tragia mazoensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tragia mazoensis
Ispot Southern Africa : Tragia mazoensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Tragia mazoensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tragia mazoensis
Tropicos: Tragia mazoensis
West African Plants database: Tragia mazoensis


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: Tragia mazoensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135250, retrieved 28 June 2016

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