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Description: Sparsely branched, small shrub, up to 1 m. Leaves small, scale-like, 2-3 mm wide, glabrous. Flowers golden yellow. It is distinguished from
S. rhodesiana by its more erect shrub-like habit, the slightly wider leaves, and the larger, golden-yellow flowers.
Notes: Known only from one collection: Chimanimani, close to summit of Mawenje (Turret Towers), c. 2350 m, flowering & fruiting, 25.x.1959, Goodier & Phipps 269 (GB; LD; SRGH).
Derivation of specific name:
montana: of mountainous areas (montane)
Habitat: Confined to the high quartzite ridges of montane grassland in the Chimanimani Mts.
Altitude range: (metres)
2350 m (approx)
Worldwide distribution: Confined to the Chimanimani Mts, Zimbabwe
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Images last updated: Thursday 20 July 2006
The endemic species of the Chimanimani Mountains and their significance Wild, H. (1964). Kirkia 4 Page 144. Comments
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Other sources of information about Struthiola montana: External websites: African Plant Database
Struthiola montana Biodiversity Explorer
(Biodiversity of southern Africa):
Struthiola montana EOL
(Encyclopedia of Life):
Struthiola montana ePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center):
Struthiola montana Flora Zambesiaca
Struthiola montana Google
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for
Struthiola montana IPNI
(International Plant Names Index):
Struthiola montana Ispot Southern Africa
Struthiola montana JSTOR Plant Science
Struthiola montana Kew Herbarium catalogue
Struthiola montana Tropicos
Struthiola montana West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Struthiola montana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=141330, retrieved 1 July 2016
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