Struthiola montana B. Peterson

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Common names:
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
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)
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Worldwide distribution: Confined to the Chimanimani Mts, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Images last updated: Thursday 20 July 2006

Wild, H. (1964). The endemic species of the Chimanimani Mountains and their significance Kirkia 4 Page 144.


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African Plant Database: Struthiola montana
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Struthiola montana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Struthiola montana
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Struthiola montana
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Struthiola montana
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West African Plants database: Struthiola montana

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: Struthiola montana., retrieved 1 July 2016

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