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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
Thymelaeaceae Peterson, B. (updated by Verdcourt, B.) (2006). Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Page 115.
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 21 October 2016
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