Struthiola montana B. Peterson

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Common names:
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Sparsely branched, small shrub, up to 1 m. Leaves small, scale-like, 2-3 mm wide, glabrous. Flowers golden yellow. It is distinguished from S. rhodesiana by its more erect shrub-like habit, the slightly wider leaves, and the larger, golden-yellow flowers.
Notes: Known only from one collection: Chimanimani, close to summit of Mawenje (Turret Towers), c. 2350 m, flowering & fruiting, 25.x.1959, Goodier & Phipps 269 (GB; LD; SRGH).
Derivation of specific name: montana: of mountainous areas (montane)
Habitat: Confined to the high quartzite ridges of montane grassland in the Chimanimani Mts.
Altitude range: (metres) 2350 m (approx)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Confined to the Chimanimani Mts, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Images last updated: Thursday 20 July 2006

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 115.

Wild, H. (1964). The endemic species of the Chimanimani Mountains and their significance Kirkia 4 Page 144.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Struthiola montana
African Plant Database: Struthiola montana
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Struthiola montana
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Struthiola montana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Struthiola montana
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Struthiola montana
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Struthiola montana
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Struthiola montana
Ispot Southern Africa: Struthiola montana
JSTOR Plant Science: Struthiola montana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Struthiola montana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Struthiola montana
The Plant List (version 1.1): Struthiola montana
Tropicos: Struthiola montana

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Struthiola montana., retrieved 23 March 2018

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