Location: Umvumvumvu Bridge

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General Information

Quarter degree square: 1932D1

Country: Zimbabwe

Habitat: Low altitude riverine forest

Altitude range: 610

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Thanks to the environmental awareness of the local headman, some surprisingly well preserved riverine forest can still be found where the main road from Mutare to Birchenough Bridge crosses the Umvumvumvu River. Among thickets of Acacia schweinfurthii (Mimosaceae) and Maclura africana (Moraceae), impressive specimens are still present of typically low-altitude riverine trees, such as Breonadia salicina (Rubiaceae) and Diospyros mespiliformis (Ebenaceae).

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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: Umvumvumvu Bridge.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/location-display.php?location_id=40, retrieved 7 February 2023

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