Struthiola rhodesiana B. Peterson

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Struthiola rhodesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Trout Research Centre, Nyanga NP

Struthiola rhodesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Trout Research Centre, Nyanga NP

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Common names:
Status: Native
Decumbent, low growing subshrub, 15-60 cm. Leaves small, less than 1.5 mm wide, scale-like, overlapping and appressed to the younger branches, glabrous. Flowers axillary along the upper branches, mostly solitary, greenish-white to orange-pink, with a whorl of hairs at the base. See Struthiola montana for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: rhodesiana: of Rhodesia (Zimbabwe, or sometimes Zambia)
Habitat: Among rocks in montane grassland
Altitude range: (metres) 1500 - 2200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Recorded only from the Nyanga and Chimanimani areas of E Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Images last updated: Thursday 20 July 2006


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African Plant Database: Struthiola rhodesiana
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Struthiola rhodesiana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Struthiola rhodesiana
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Struthiola rhodesiana
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Struthiola rhodesiana
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Struthiola rhodesiana
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Struthiola rhodesiana
Ispot Southern Africa : Struthiola rhodesiana
JSTOR Plant Science: Struthiola rhodesiana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Struthiola rhodesiana
Tropicos: Struthiola rhodesiana
West African Plants database: Struthiola rhodesiana

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 rhodesiana., retrieved 31 May 2016

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