Pachycarpus chirindensis (S. Moore) Goyder

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Pachycarpus chirindensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Grassland plateau nr Morumbodzi Falls, Mt Gorongosa

Pachycarpus chirindensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Grassland plateau nr Morumbodzi Falls, Mt Gorongosa

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Synonyms: Schizoglossum chirindense S. Moore
Schizoglossum gigantiglossum Weim.
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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with 1-3 annual stems, growing from a slender vertical tuberous rootstock. Leaves opposite, shortly petiolate, lanceolate, up to 11 × 3.5 cm, pubescent on both surfaces; apex pointed, rounded or truncate at the base; margin with minute rough hairs. Inflorescences terminal and extra-axillary, 6-18-flowered spherical umbels. Corolla campanulate, reddish-purple, occasionally yellow, hairless or minutely papillate inside, pubescent outside. Lobes up to 12 × 8 mm, ovate-oblong to obovate, pointed and recurved at the apex. Corona lobes reddish-brown, flattened, spreading at the base, ascending to erect above, up to 13 × 4.5 mm, spathulate to obtriangular. Follicle erect on a twisted pedicel, up to 12 × 3 cm, lanceolate-fusiform with 6 longitudinal wings.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: chirindensis: of the Chirinda Forest.
Habitat: In rocky grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Eastern Zimbabwe and adjacent areas of Mozambique including Mt Gorongosa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Saturday 22 November 2008
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 27. As Schizoglossum gigantoglossum

Goyder, D.J. (1998). A revision of Pachycarpus E. Mey. in tropical Africa with notes on the genus in southern Africa Kew Bulletin 53 Pages 353 - 357. (Includes a picture).


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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: Pachycarpus chirindensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=167950, retrieved 28 June 2016

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