Clutia sessilifolia Radcl.-Sm.

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Clutia sessilifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes towards Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

Clutia sessilifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes towards Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

Clutia sessilifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes towards Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

Clutia sessilifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes towards Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

Clutia sessilifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes towards Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

Clutia sessilifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes towards Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

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Common names:
Frequency: Local.
Status: Native
Description:
A more or less hairless sub-shrub, up to 1 m high. Leaves sessile, elliptic oblong, 1-4.5 cm long, bluntly rounded at the apex, cordate at the base, somewhat lellathery; margin entire somewhat rolled under. Flowers unisexual on different plants. Male flowers in axillarry several-flowered clusters, yellowish-green. Female flowers not seen.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: sessilifolia: leaves without petioles; sessile leaves.
Habitat: On rocky mountain summits and in boulder scree.
Altitude range: (metres) 1950 - 2450 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Restricted to the Chimanimani Mts in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Images last updated: Friday 28 November 2014
Literature:

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 14. SABONET. Pretoria. Page 164.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 137.

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 41.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1992). Notes on African Euphorbiaceae XXVII: Clutia. Kew Bulletin 47(1) Pages 115 - 117. (Includes a picture).

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 132 - 134.

Wild, H. (1964). The endemic species of the Chimanimani Mountains and their significance Kirkia 4 Page 143. as Clutia ? sp. nov.


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Ispot Southern Africa : Clutia sessilifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Clutia sessilifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Clutia sessilifolia
Tropicos: Clutia sessilifolia
West African Plants database: Clutia sessilifolia


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: Clutia sessilifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135630, retrieved 27 June 2016

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