Melhania randii Baker f.

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Melhania randii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

Melhania randii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb or subshrub, up to 60 cm, Leaves 3-veined from the base, narrowly lanceolate, up to 11 cm, thinly hairy on both surfaces. Flowers solitary in the upper leaf axils, bright yellow.
Notes: This species is very close to Melhania prostrata, which has hairs only on the undersurface, has larger bracts on the epicalyx, and has reticulated testa on the fruits.
Derivation of specific name: randii: named after Dr R.F. Rand (1856-1937), English Medical doctor and early plant collector in Zimbabwe.
Habitat: In Brachystegia woodland and at the margins of vleis.
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 28 July 2007
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 112.

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 80.

Wild, H. (1960-1). Sterculiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Page 530.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Melhania randii
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West African Plants database: Melhania randii


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: Melhania randii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139840, retrieved 9 December 2016

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