Cliffortia linearifolia Eckl. & Zeyh.

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Cliffortia linearifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Connemara, World's View, Nyanga

Cliffortia linearifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Connemara, World's View, Nyanga

Cliffortia linearifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Connemara, World's View, Nyanga

Cliffortia linearifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Connemara, World's View, Nyanga

Cliffortia linearifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Connemara, World's View, Nyanga

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Status: Native
Description:
Ericoid shrub up to 2 m tall with rigid erect branches. Leaves densely clustered on small shoots, mostly 3-foliolate; leaflets linear, up to 9 mm long, stiff, hairless with thickened margins (but not rolled under), mid vein beneath very conspicuous; stipules triangular, straw-coloured. Flowers unisexual on different shrubs, very small, among the clustered leaves; male flowers always with 4 stamens.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: linearifolia: with linear leaves
Habitat: Along mountain river banks.
Altitude range: (metres) Above 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Border mountains of Mozambique and Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
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Images last updated: Monday 10 August 2015
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 170. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 14.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 249.

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 70.

Mendes, E.J. (1978). Rosaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 25 - 26. (Includes a picture).

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 134 - 136. (Includes a picture).


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Flora of Mozambique: Cliffortia linearifolia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cliffortia linearifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cliffortia linearifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cliffortia linearifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cliffortia linearifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cliffortia linearifolia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cliffortia linearifolia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Cliffortia linearifolia
iNaturalist: Cliffortia linearifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cliffortia linearifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Cliffortia linearifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cliffortia linearifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cliffortia linearifolia
Plants of the World Online: Cliffortia linearifolia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cliffortia linearifolia
Tropicos: Cliffortia linearifolia
Wikipedia: Cliffortia linearifolia


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cliffortia linearifolia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125430, retrieved 9 August 2020

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