Location: Kutsaga, Tobacco Research Board

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Photo: Bart Wursten
View of Rauvolfia caffra in a stream bed quite close to the Dam.

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Photo: Bart Wursten
Miombo woodland in a rocky habitat

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Photo: Bart Wursten
Marshy vegetation along a narrow branch of the dam

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Photo: Bart Wursten
Open area, partly poor sandy soils and partly grassy vleis

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Photo: Bart Wursten
Rocky riverine vegetation, by road bridge at UR013179. Another specimen of Rauvolfia caffra occurs here; the white flowered shrub is Lantana camara.

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Photo: Bart Wursten
Grassland and miombo woodland

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Photo: Bart Wursten
View over dam

General Information

Quarter degree square: 1731C3

Country: Zimbabwe

Habitat: Sandy miombo woodland, streams, dam sides and vleis

Altitude range: c.1470 m

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The security at the Kutsaga Tobacco Research Station, near the Harare International Airport, has offered relative protection against the rampant destruction, which has affected many areas of this typical habitat around Harare. The wooded areas still show a wide variety of trees and shrubs; the herbaceous species, which are most susceptible to disturbance can still be found; and the various habitats have not been overrun by invasive weeds, except for the inevitable presence of Lantana camara (Verbenaceae).

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Location details: Kutsaga, Tobacco Research Board.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/location-display.php?location_id=17, retrieved 30 November 2023

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