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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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

Peterson, B. (updated by Verdcourt, B.) (2006). Thymelaeaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 113 - 115. (Includes a picture).


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Struthiola rhodesiana
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Struthiola rhodesiana., retrieved 17 August 2017

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