Lopholaena coriifolia (Sond.) E. Phillips & C. A. Sm.

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Lopholaena coriifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Lopholaena coriifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Lopholaena coriifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Lopholaena coriifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Lopholaena coriifolia

Photo: Lynn Read
Near Jacana Yacht Club, Lake Chivero

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Synonyms: Lopholaena dehniae Merxm.
Common names: Chigunguru (Shona) Mugakatombo (Shona) Mukwiradundu (Shona) Nyakatondo (Shona) Small-leaved fluff-bush (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Woody shrub, up to c. 2 m tall. Bark dark, roughish, flaking. Leaves alternate, sessile, obovate, c. 4 × 2 cm, grey-green, hairless, leathery to slightly fleshy, 3-veined from the base; margin entire. Flowers in lax, few-flowered terminal heads, white to pinkish; ray-florets absent. Involucral bracts white, persistent. Fruit with long silky pappus.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: coriifolia: with leaves like a Coris sp. (Primulaceae).
Habitat: In wooded grassland, woodland and rocky hillsides, often on poor or overgrazed soils.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jul - Aug
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 21 February 2009
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 278.


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


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: Lopholaena coriifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160930, retrieved 26 May 2016

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