Clutia sessilifolia Radcl.-Sm.

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Clutia sessilifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes towards Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

Clutia sessilifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes towards Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

Clutia sessilifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes towards Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

Clutia sessilifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes towards Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

Clutia sessilifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes towards Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

Clutia sessilifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes towards Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

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Common names:
Frequency: Local.
Status: Native
Description:
A more or less hairless sub-shrub, up to 1 m high. Leaves sessile, elliptic oblong, 1-4.5 cm long, bluntly rounded at the apex, cordate at the base, somewhat lellathery; margin entire somewhat rolled under. Flowers unisexual on different plants. Male flowers in axillarry several-flowered clusters, yellowish-green. Female flowers not seen.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: sessilifolia: leaves without petioles; sessile leaves.
Habitat: On rocky mountain summits and in boulder scree.
Altitude range: (metres) 1950 - 2450 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Restricted to the Chimanimani Mts in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Images last updated: Friday 28 November 2014
Literature:

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 164.

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. (1992). Notes on African Euphorbiaceae XXVII: Clutia. Kew Bulletin 47(1) Pages 115 - 117. (Includes a picture).

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 132 - 134.

Timberlake, J., Darbyshire, I., Wursten, B., Hadj-Hammou, J., Ballings, P., Mapaura, A., Matimele, H., Banze, A., Chipanga, H., Muassinar, D., Massunde, J., Chelene, I., Osborne, J., Shah, T. (2016). Chimanimani Mountains: Botany and Conservation. Report produced under CEPF Grant 63512. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London. Page 47.

Wild, H. (1964). The endemic species of the Chimanimani Mountains and their significance Kirkia 4 Page 143. as Clutia ? sp. nov.

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


Other sources of information about Clutia sessilifolia:

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Flora of Mozambique: Clutia sessilifolia

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


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: Clutia sessilifolia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135630, retrieved 23 August 2019

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