Buchnera chimanimaniensis Philcox

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Buchnera chimanimaniensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Muhohwa River, Corner, Chimanimani.

Buchnera chimanimaniensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Muhohwa River, Corner, Chimanimani.

Buchnera chimanimaniensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Muhohwa River, Corner, Chimanimani.

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Status: Native
Erect, decumbent or straggling annual or short-lived perennial herb, up to c. 35 cm tall, restricted to quartzite grasslands of the Chimanimani Mountains. Leaves linear up to c. 30 mm long, sparsely covered in minute appressed hairs or almost hairless; margin entire. Flowers pale blue to mauve, in clusters at the ends of branches, elongating into short spikes up to 4.5 cm long when fruiting. Capsule oblong, c. 4.5 × 2 mm.
Derivation of specific name: chimanimaniensis: of the Chimanimani mountains
Habitat: In grassland, usually in sheltered places among rocks.
Altitude range: (metres) 915 - 2000 m
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Worldwide distribution: Chimanimani Mts of Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Images last updated: Friday 31 July 2009

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 10.

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 91.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 147.

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 77.

Philcox, D. (1987). New Species of Buchnera (Scrophulariaceae) from Southern Tropical Africa Kew Bulletin 42(1) Page 208.

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 121 - 123. (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 96.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Buchnera chimanimaniensis
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Buchnera chimanimaniensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152030, retrieved 10 December 2023

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