Clutia punctata Wild

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Common names:
Status: Native
Erect shrub, similar to C. abyssinica but completely hairless.
Notes: Endemic to the quartzite crags on rocky summits and steep slopes of montane grassland in the Chimanimani Mts.
Derivation of specific name: punctata: marked with dots or translucent glands
Altitude range: (metres) 2135 - 2285 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe only.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 14.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 173.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 137.

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 41.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Page 128.

Wild, H. (1964). The endemic species of the Chimanimani Mountains and their significance Kirkia 4 Pages 142 - 143. Protologue

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 97.

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External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Clutia punctata., retrieved 2 February 2023

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