Xerophyta seinei Behnke, K. Kramer & E. Hummel

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Common names:
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: seinei: named after Dr R Seine, who carried out field work on Zimbabwean inselbergs between 1993 and 1997
Habitat: Amongst Coleochloa mats on rocky slopes.
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Worldwide distribution: Known only from the Matobo Hills, W Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: W
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Endemic status: Endemic
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Behnkel, H.-D., Kramer, K. & Hummell, E. (2002). Xerophyta seinei (Velloziaceae), a distinctive new species from Zimbabwe Taxon 51 Pages 55 - 67. (Includes a picture).

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 112.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Xerophyta seinei
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Xerophyta seinei
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Xerophyta seinei
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Xerophyta seinei
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iNaturalist: Xerophyta seinei
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Xerophyta seinei
JSTOR Plant Science: Xerophyta seinei
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Xerophyta seinei
Plants of the World Online: Xerophyta seinei
Tropicos: Xerophyta seinei
Wikipedia: Xerophyta seinei

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: Xerophyta seinei.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=181310, retrieved 22 May 2024

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