Kleinia chimanimaniensis Van Jaarsv.

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Kleinia chimanimaniensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castleburn Cliffs, Vumba

Kleinia chimanimaniensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castleburn Cliffs, Vumba

Kleinia chimanimaniensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Bailey's Folly, Chimanimani National Park.

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Synonyms: Kleinia galpinii sensu auctt.
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Succulent perennial herb, up to 60 cm. Stems with a basal rosette of narrowly lanceolate, glaucous leaves growing from a tuberous creeping rhizome; 1 to 4 flowerheads; bracts with small leaves.
Notes: This species was long known under the name Kleinia galpinii and has only recently been separated. The chosen name is somewhat misleading since this species is not restricted to the Chimanimani Mts but occurs throughout the Eastern Highlands from Nyanga to Chimanimani and has even been recorded from a view high rainfall outliers elsewhere in Zimbabwe.
Derivation of specific name: chimanimaniensis: of the Chimanimani Mts but not restricted to that area.
Habitat: On cliffs and rocky places in woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:May - Aug
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and adjacent areas in Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Images last updated: Thursday 14 July 2016

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 35.

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.

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. As Kleinia galpinii

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Kleinia chimanimaniensis
African Plant Database: Kleinia chimanimaniensis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Kleinia chimanimaniensis
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Kleinia chimanimaniensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=161590, retrieved 22 May 2024

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