Sclerochiton coeruleus (Lindau) S. Moore

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Status: Native
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 887. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 50. As Sclerochiton caeruleus

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 79.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 274. As Sclerochiton caeruleus

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 178.

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 15.

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Pages 52 - 54. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Mozambique: Sclerochiton coeruleus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sclerochiton coeruleus
African Plant Database: Sclerochiton coeruleus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Sclerochiton coeruleus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sclerochiton coeruleus
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sclerochiton coeruleus
JSTOR Plant Science: Sclerochiton coeruleus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sclerochiton coeruleus
Plants of the World Online: Sclerochiton coeruleus
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Wikipedia: Sclerochiton coeruleus

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: Sclerochiton coeruleus., retrieved 7 December 2023

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