Dissotis pulchra A. Fern. & R. Fern.

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Dissotis pulchra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mt Nhamudimu and Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

Dissotis pulchra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mt Nhamudimu and Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

Dissotis pulchra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mt Nhamudimu and Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

Dissotis pulchra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mt Nhamudimu and Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

Dissotis pulchra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mt Nhamudimu and Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

Dissotis pulchra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mt Nhamudimu and Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

Dissotis pulchra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mucandue River, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

Dissotis pulchra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mucandue River, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

Dissotis pulchra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mucandue River, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

Dissotis pulchra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mucandue River, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

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Status: Native
Description:
Notes: Although this taxon is considered an endemic in the Chimanimani Mts, it is very similar to the more widespread Dissotis trothae from East and Central Africa. Further research will have to establish whether these two taxa are distinct.
Derivation of specific name: pulchra: beautiful
Habitat: Along streams, sometimes in rock crevices.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Restricted to the Chimanimani Mts of Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 4 June 2014
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 706. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 264.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Melastomataceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 262.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 175.

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 61.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 86, plate 117

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 219.

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

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 95.


Other sources of information about Dissotis pulchra:

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Flora of Mozambique: Dissotis pulchra

External websites:

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


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: Dissotis pulchra.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142580, retrieved 17 October 2019

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