Kotschya strobilantha (Welw. ex Baker) Dewit & P.A. Duvign.
var. strobilantha

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Kotschya strobilantha var. strobilantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Kotschya strobilantha var. strobilantha

Photo: Lynn Read

Kotschya strobilantha var. strobilantha

Photo: Lynn Read

Kotschya strobilantha var. strobilantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Val D'Or

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Synonyms: Damapana strobilantha (Welw. ex Baker) Kuntze
Smithia strobilantha Welw. ex Baker
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Erect shrub or subshrub, up to 2 m. Leaves 6-8 foliolate. Inflorescences axillary in dense clusters, covered in long, bristly hairs, blue or pink. Fruits in small compressed concertina-like clusters, dark pink to red, covered in bristly hairs (see image).
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In woodland and wooded grassland, sometimes in rocky terrain.
Altitude range: (metres) 1050 - 1800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Burundi and the DRC southwards to Angola and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Images last updated: Saturday 11 October 2008

Coates Palgrave, M. (1989). Guide to the trees and shrubs of the Mukuvisi Woodlands ?publisher. Page 41.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 223.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 246.

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 49.

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Pages 130 - 132. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Kotschya strobilantha var. strobilantha.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130680, retrieved 30 June 2022

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