Crossandra pyrophila Vollesen

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Crossandra pyrophila

Photo: Mark Hyde

Crossandra pyrophila

Photo: Mark Hyde

Crossandra pyrophila

Photo: Mark Hyde

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Synonyms: Crossandra greenstockii sensu S. Moore
Common names:
Status: Uncertain
Notes: This species is recorded for Zimbabwe in FZ 8-6: 99 (2013). However, the specimen in the images was collected right at the Mozambique-Zimbabwe border and, although cited for the Mozambique MS-Division in FZ, it is stored at SRGH as coming from the E-Division in Zimbabwe.
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Habitat: In Brachystegia woodland, prone to fires.
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Worldwide distribution: Only known from Malawi and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E?
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Vollesen, K. (1990). Notes on Crossandra (Acanthaceae) Kew Bulletin 15(1) Pages 132 - 135. Protologue (Includes a picture).

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Page 99.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crossandra pyrophila
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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: Crossandra pyrophila., retrieved 21 September 2017

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