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.

Wild, H. (undated, c. 1955). Common Rhodesian Weeds ?Government of Rhodesia, Salisbury Page 72. (Includes a picture).


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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 6 December 2016

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