Zaluzianskya tropicalis Hilliard

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Zaluzianskya tropicalis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamuziwa Falls, Nyanga National Park.

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Common names: Drumsticks (English)
Frequency: Locally common in high rainfall areas
Status: Native
Annual or perennial herb. The flowers with the corolla lobes snow-white on the inside and maroon-purple on the outside, appear to open only at dusk or in poor light.
Derivation of specific name: tropicalis: of the tropics, tropical
Habitat: Montane and sub-montane grasslands and in Brachystegia woodland
Altitude range: (metres) 1450 - 2500 m
Flowering time:Feb - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 10 March 2007

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 180 - 181. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 59. As Zaluzianskya sp.

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 79.

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): Zaluzianskya tropicalis
African Plant Database: Zaluzianskya tropicalis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Zaluzianskya tropicalis
Plants of the World Online: Zaluzianskya tropicalis
Tropicos: Zaluzianskya tropicalis
Wikipedia: Zaluzianskya tropicalis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Zaluzianskya tropicalis., retrieved 18 April 2024

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