Thamnosma rhodesica (Baker f.) Mendonça

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Thamnosma rhodesica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tshabalala Nature Reserve, Bulawayo

Thamnosma rhodesica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tshabalala Nature Reserve, Bulawayo

Thamnosma rhodesica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tshabalala Nature Reserve, Bulawayo

Thamnosma rhodesica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tshabalala Nature Reserve, Bulawayo

Thamnosma rhodesica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tshabalala Nature Reserve, Bulawayo

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Synonyms: Thamnosma africanum var. rhodesica Baker f.
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Status: Native
Description:
Shrubby perennial aromatic herb up to 0.6 m tall, with conspicuous glad-dots on all parts.Leaves simple, alternate, linear, 8-32 mm long, bluntly rounded at the apex; margin entire or 3-5-fid.; petiole 0-8 mm long. Inflorescences in axillary and terminal racemes or panicles. Flowers bisexual, 4-merous, yellowish but often deep purple when still in bud.Fruit somewhat compressed, distinctly 2-lobed, 8-11 mm long, leathery, gland-dotted.
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Derivation of specific name: rhodesica: of Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe.
Habitat: Dry bush and open woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: Only known from Southwestern Zimbabwe and Southeastern Botswana
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,S
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Images last updated: Wednesday 3 February 2016
Literature:

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 75.

Mendonça, F. A. (1963). Rutaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 183 - 184. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 99.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Thamnosma rhodesica
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Thamnosma rhodesica
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Ispot Southern Africa: Thamnosma rhodesica
JSTOR Plant Science: Thamnosma rhodesica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Thamnosma rhodesica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Thamnosma rhodesica
The Plant List (version 1.1): Thamnosma rhodesica
Tropicos: Thamnosma rhodesica


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Thamnosma rhodesica.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133070, retrieved 27 May 2019

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