Gnidia fastigiata Rendle

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Gnidia fastigiata

Photo: Penny English
About 375m south of log house at old stables, Chelinda, Nyika National Park.

Gnidia fastigiata

Photo: Penny English
About 375m south of log house at old stables, Chelinda, Nyika National Park.

Gnidia fastigiata

Photo: Penny English
About 375m south of log house at old stables, Chelinda, Nyika National Park.

Gnidia fastigiata

Photo: Penny English
About 375m south of log house at old stables, Chelinda, Nyika National Park.

Gnidia fastigiata

Photo: Penny English
About 375m south of log house at old stables, Chelinda, Nyika National Park.

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Synonyms: Gnidia holstii Engl. & Gilg
Struthiola holstii Engl.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small shrubby herb, 15–40 cm high, with numerous erect branches growing from a woody rootstock. Leaves alternate, sessile, crowded on the upper part of the branches, elliptic to narrowly ovate, 6–16 mm long, rigid, somewhat wrinkled, more or less densely silky hairy beneath, only sparsely so above. Inflorescences terminal or axillary in clusters of 1–4 flowers, sessile or very shortly stalked. Bracts 2–4, leaf-like, 7–8 mm long, silky hairy. Flowers 4-merous, pale blue, whitish or yellow. Calyx tube 4–8 mm long, densely hairy; lobes ovate, 2–2.5 mm long, hairy outside. Petals 8, linear, membranous, less than 1 mm long.
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Habitat: On hillsides in rocky montane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1800 - 2450 m
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Worldwide distribution: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Thursday 1 October 2020
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 276.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 28.

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 80.

Peterson, B. (updated by Verdcourt, B.) (2006). Thymelaeaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Page 98.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Pages 179 - 180.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 100.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Gnidia fastigiata
African Plant Database: Gnidia fastigiata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Gnidia fastigiata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Gnidia fastigiata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Gnidia fastigiata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Gnidia fastigiata
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gnidia fastigiata
JSTOR Plant Science: Gnidia fastigiata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gnidia fastigiata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gnidia fastigiata
Plants of the World Online: Gnidia fastigiata
Tropicos: Gnidia fastigiata
Wikipedia: Gnidia fastigiata


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: Gnidia fastigiata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=141280, retrieved 27 November 2020

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