Xerophyta villosa (Baker) L.B. Sm. & Ayensu

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Xerophyta villosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ngomakurira, Chinhamora CL.

Xerophyta villosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ngomakurira, Chinhamora CL.

Xerophyta villosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ngomakurira, Chinhamora CL.

Xerophyta villosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ngomakurira, Chinhamora CL.

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Synonyms: Vellozia monroi Greves
Vellozia villosa Baker
Vellozia violacea Baker
Common names: Hairy fibrestem (English)
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: villosa: covered with long, soft, weak hairs, villous
Habitat: In shallow soil on rocks, often forming dense clumps on exposed granite slopes.
Altitude range: (metres) 1400 - 1600 m
Flowering time:Nov - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 14 February 2014
Literature:

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 37.

Gonçalves, A.E. (2009). Velloziaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2) Pages 163 - 164.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 112.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 16, plate 34


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Xerophyta villosa
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Xerophyta villosa
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Xerophyta villosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Xerophyta villosa
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Xerophyta villosa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115330, retrieved 21 October 2020

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