Lopholaena brickellioides S. Moore

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Lopholaena brickellioides

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Hillside, above Bundi plain near Mountain hut, Chimanimani Mountains

Lopholaena brickellioides

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Hillside, above Bundi plain near Mountain hut, Chimanimani Mountains

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Common names:
Status: Native
Woody shrub or small tree. Leaves alternate, with a long petiole, ovate-elliptic, grey-green, hairless, leathery; margin entire. Capitula in many-flowered branched terminal heads, white to purple; ray-florets absent.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In rocky montane areas, often growing in crevices.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Restricted to the border mountains of Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Images last updated: Saturday 11 July 2009

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 1023. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 37.

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 81.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 278.

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 26.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 89.

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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: Lopholaena brickellioides.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160920, retrieved 29 September 2023

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