Location: Mapembe Nature Reserve

General Information

Quarter degree square: 1932A2

Country: Zimbabwe

Habitat: Miombo woodland

Altitude range: 1000-1380 (approx)

Annual rainfall: 650 - 800 mm

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The following information about the Reserve was extracted from Muboko et al. (2013), Woody vegetation structure and composition in Mapembe Nature Reserve, Eastern Zimbabwe.

Mapembe Nature Reserve, also known as Mapembe Mountain Conservation Project, protects the ecosystem of Mapembe Mountain whose coordinates are 19°4'60" S and 32°22'0" E. The Mapembe Nature Reserve, a state protected area managed by the Zimbabwe Environmental Management Agency, located in an area also known as Mapembe in eastern Zimbabwe, is about 15 km from Odzi Township turn off at Riverside along Mutare-Harare highway road and about 45 km from Mutare city in Manicaland Province of Zimbabwe.

The total protected area of the reserve is 850 hectares and is bordered by communal lands. The Mapembe Nature Reserve lies in the agroecological zone with annual rainfall ranging from 650 to 800 mm (Moyo et al., 1993). The reserve is typically dry miombo woodland dominated by Brachystegia spiciformis and Julbernardia globiflora species (Timberlake and Chidumayo, 2011).

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View a list of unique taxa (excluding cultivated plants) for Mapembe Nature Reserve

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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: Mapembe Nature Reserve.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/location-display.php?location_id=197, retrieved 11 December 2023

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