Antherothamnus pearsonii N.E. Br.

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Antherothamnus pearsonii

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Species id:151040
Image id:3
Image number:14576
Photographer: P Ditchburn
Code 1 if image of a herbarium specimen:0
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Image notes:A multi stemmed bush/shrub about 2 (two) metres in height. Leaves are very small, hairless, varying in length with maximum of 1cm and less in length, and fascicled on dwarf spiky spur branchlets some of which are spinescent. The stipules on the reduced branches resemble the cushions of stipules one finds in Phyllanthus spp. Small tubular flowers, 5 petals, yellow centre, white corolla, strongly honey scented. December to February. Fruit – over many years not seen except once. When seen were old, dry brown 3 to 5 mm spherical resembling peppercorns in appearance.

Record details:

Record id:49498
Date: 2013
Recorder(s):G Burnett
P Ditchburn
Collector(s):
Determiner(s):DJ Goyder
Confirmer(s):
Herbarium:
Habitat: On rocky hill slope, next to seep around which many Craterostigma grow every year in wet season
Location: Near Efifi Picnic site, Matobo National Park
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Planted code: Not planted
Country: Zimbabwe
Quarter Degree Square: 2028B3
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FZ Division: W
Altitude (metres): 0
Notes: A multi stemmed bush/shrub about 2 (two) metres in height. Leaves are very small, hairless, varying in length with maximum of 1cm and less in length, and fascicled on dwarf spiky spur branchlets some of which are spinescent. The stipules on the reduced branches resemble the cushions of stipules one finds in Phyllanthus spp. Small tubular flowers, 5 petals, yellow centre, white corolla, strongly honey scented. December to February. Fruit – over many years not seen except once. When seen were old, dry brown 3 to 5 mm spherical resembling peppercorns in appearance.
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Location accuracy code: 6

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: individual images: Antherothamnus pearsonii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/image-display.php?species_id=151040&image_id=3, retrieved 1 October 2020

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