Crossandra pyrophila Vollesen

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Crossandra pyrophila

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Crossandra pyrophila

Photo: Mark Hyde

Crossandra pyrophila

Photo: Mark Hyde

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Synonyms: Crossandra greenstockii sensu S. Moore
Common names:
Status: Uncertain
Notes: This species is recorded for Zimbabwe in FZ 8-6: 99 (2013). However, the specimen in the images was collected right at the Mozambique-Zimbabwe border and, although cited for the Mozambique MS-Division in FZ, it is stored at SRGH as coming from the E-Division in Zimbabwe.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In Brachystegia woodland, prone to fires.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Only known from Malawi and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E?
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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 13.

Vollesen, K. (1990). Notes on Crossandra (Acanthaceae) Kew Bulletin 15(1) Pages 132 - 135. Protologue (Includes a picture).

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Page 99.

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Flora of Malawi: Crossandra pyrophila
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crossandra pyrophila
African Plant Database: Crossandra pyrophila
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Crossandra pyrophila
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Crossandra pyrophila
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Crossandra pyrophila
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crossandra pyrophila
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crossandra pyrophila
Plants of the World Online: Crossandra pyrophila
The Plant List (version 1.1): Crossandra pyrophila
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Wikipedia: Crossandra pyrophila

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Crossandra pyrophila., retrieved 15 July 2020

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