Details of record no: 60144

Huernia kirkii N.E. Br.

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Record details:

Date: Jan 1966
Recorder(s):L Walter
Collector(s):
Determiner(s):L Walter
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Herbarium:
Habitat: Poor stony soil with scrubby mopane and stunted ironwoods. Full sun.
Location: Near Palfrey's Store
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Planted code: Not planted
Country: Zimbabwe
Quarter Degree Square: 2231A4
Grid reference:
FZ Division: S
Altitude (metres): 216
Notes: Journal of SA Botany, Vol 32, Part 1, January 1966. L.C.Leach and D.C.H.Plowes. This is a detailed discussion of the misinterpretations of H. kirkii and H. hislopii. The specimen I (LW) provided to Mr. Leach was the first recorded in Zimbabwe, but was received too late for inclusion in the above article, which had already gone to press. LW adds: Captain and Mrs Palfrey lived in one of the remotest areas of the country - inaccessible during the rains - on the border with Mozambique. He had been awarded the M.C. during WW1. Mrs Palfrey somehow discovered that I had a weakness for scones with strawberry jam and cream, and whenever I visited (unannounced) they would miraculously appear ! A wonderful old couple.
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Location Accuracy Code: 6

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Huernia kirkii
Species id:146800
Image id:1
Image number:17472
Photographer: L Walter
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Image notes:Journal of SA Botany, Vol 32, Part 1, January 1966. L.C.Leach and D.C.H.Plowes. This is a detailed discussion of the misinterpretations of H. kirkii and H. hislopii. The specimen I (LW) provided to Mr. Leach was the first recorded in Zimbabwe, but was received too late for inclusion in the above article, which had already gone to press. LW adds: Captain and Mrs Palfrey lived in one of the remotest areas of the country - inaccessible during the rains - on the border with Mozambique. He had been awarded the M.C. during WW1. Mrs Palfrey somehow discovered that I had a weakness for scones with strawberry jam and cream, and whenever I visited (unannounced) they would miraculously appear ! A wonderful old couple.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Individual record no: 60144: Huernia kirkii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species-record.php?record_id=60144, retrieved 17 October 2021

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