Craterostigma syncerus (Seine, Eb. Fisch. & Barthlott) Eb. Fisch., Schäfe

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Synonyms: Lindernia syncerus Eb. Fisch & Barthlott
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Status: Native
Notes: A recently (1995) described species, so far only known from the type locality: Umfurudzi Safari Area in northern Zimbabwe
Derivation of specific name: syncerus: after the African buffalo or Syncerus caffer, referring to the resemblance of the staminodes to the horns of the bufffalo.
Habitat: Seasonally waterlogged patches of soil on granite whalebacks.
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N
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Endemic status: Endemic
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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 78. As Lindernia syncerus under Scrophulariaceae

Seine, R., Fischer, E. & Barthlott, W. (1995). Notes on the Scrophulariaceae of Zimbabwean inselbergs, with the description of Lindernia syncerus sp. nov. Feddes Repertorium 106(1-2) Pages 8 - 9. (Includes a picture).

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Craterostigma syncerus., retrieved 25 January 2022

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