Collections made by Darrel Plowes

Records: 91

The following is a list of the collections made by Darrel Plowes in species name order. The records are of species which occur in Zimbabwe (either as a native/naturalised species or as a cultivated species).

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NoSpeciesRecord dateRecorder(s)Coll.Det.Conf.HerbariaHabitatLocationLoc code Outing codePlanted code Country QDSGrid ref.FZ DivAlt. (m)NotesLatLongLoc Acc Code
53231 Actiniopteris dimorpha subsp. dimorpha7 Sep 1952DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 1472 EACLE Schelpe SRGH
Growing under a rock on side of granite kopjeKora Kora stream, near Absent Farm, Matopos Reserve0Zimbabwe2028D2W0

26539 Aerangis appendiculataNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 8016 0Not known

15648 Aerangis verdickii var. verdickii3 Apr 1971DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 3459 Christon Bank70Zimbabwe1731C1 C

Epiphyte. Flowers white, with slightly twisted spurs greenish-cream in colour. Leaves rectangular, notched at the apex.

25641 Aframomum angustifolium27 Oct 1969DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 3420 In kloof forest on sandstoneOn the Mutsangadzi River, Ngorima TTL, Melsetter.0ZimbabweE1220

Plants growing c. 8 feet tall. Flowers reddish-orange, waxy, in spikes up to 9 inches tall. Rainfall 70 inches per annum.

6282 Agelanthus pungu15 Mar 1968DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2891 6 km W of Mutare0Zimbabwe1832D3E0

Parasite on Julbernardia globiflora. Flowers orange, fading to greenish at the base and tipped with red. Leaves bluish grey-green.

6283 Agelanthus punguNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 1126 South of Gweru0Zimbabwe1929D2C0

6284 Agelanthus subulatusNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 8057 South of Ngundu Halt, 100 km South of Masvingo0ZimbabweS

On Pterocarpus angolensis.

35590 Aloe plowesiiNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2273 SRGH
Chimanimani Mts.330Zimbabwe1933C3 E0

35591 Aloe wildiiNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2128 SRGH
Chimanimani Mts330Zimbabwe1933C3 E0

15670 Anisopappus kirkii12 Aug 1973DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 4465 On lower slopes of Chimanimani Mts0Zimbabwe1932D4E1200

A large bushy erect herb up to 2 m tall. Leaves triangular, twice as long as broad, very slightly pubescent. Inflorescence a corymb, with showy golden yellow flowers 2 cm in diameter.

6262 Argyrolobium tomentosum6 Apr 1970DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 3428 In rank grassland on doleriteLemon Kop, Chimanimani0Zimbabwe1932D4E0

Bushes 1-1.5 m tall, with clusters of showy yellow flowers.Calyx and buds maroon. Upper surface of leaves with fine silky hairs.

6037 Babiana hypogeaNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2312 Rusape0Zimbabwe C

24688 Barleria affinis subsp. affinis28 Apr 1952DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 1438 SRGH
Growing between rocks in dry situations in kopjes in the MatoposMtsheleli Valley, Matopos0Zimbabwe2028D4W0

Fairly common small herb. Light mauvey-blue flowers.

25485 Barleria albostellata14 Mar 1971DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 3456 SRGH
Among granite boulders under Brachystegia glaucescensEastern Matobo Hills0Zimbabwe2028D1 W0

Perennial bushes 1.5 m tall. Flowers white. Leaves velvety greyish-green.

15654 Barleria aromatica25 Apr 1965DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2692 At base of small hillNr light industrial sites, Mutare.0Zimbabwe1932B1 E1070

Bushy herbs 2 feet tall and 2-3 feet across. Flowers mauve, 1.25 inches diameter. Sepals, leaves and stems pubescent. Leaves small - up to .75 inches long. No spines.

15655 Barleria crassa subsp. crassa20 Jun 1967DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2860 On whale back granite kopjeChiduku TTL, Rusape0ZimbabweC1400

Bushy herbs ± 2 ft tall in association with Aloe cameronii. Flowers bluish mauve, 1 inch diameter. Bracts reticulated with purple. Anthers violet, filaments light yellow. Spines 0.5 inches long at base of flowers.

15656 Barleria eylesii14 Mar 1971DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 3455 SRGH
Under Brachystegia glaucescens among granite bouldersMatobo National Park, Eastern Matopo Hills0Zimbabwe W

Bushy herbs about 40 cm tall under Brachystegia glaucescens among granite boulders. Plants with numerous fine spines about 1 cm long. Flowers light bluish-mauve.

15657 Barleria hirtaNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2225 Nyahodi River, Chimanimani.0ZimbabweE

40612 Barleria senensis28 Mar 1973DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 4440 SRGH
Dry stony soilMutema (Mtema) CL, Save valley near Birchenough Bridge0Zimbabwe2032A2E450

Bushy perennial herb, flowers apricot yellow in terminal spikes, the bracts subtending bristles at the base of each flower. Leaves with pairs of stipellar spines at base.

15653 Barleria spinulosa subsp. kirkii19 Apr 1965DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2690 On coarse granite sandveld.Near Mt Rudd, Save Valley0Zimbabwe2032A2E490

With Acacia tortilis and baobabs. Bushy herbs, c. 18 inches tall. Flowers pale blue, 1 inch diameter and tube 1 inch long. Calyx ... [illegible].

6084 Berlinianche aethiopicaNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 8601 Christmas Pass, Mutare0Zimbabwe1832D3E0

25491 Blepharis subvolubilis12 Oct 1966DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2811 On serpentine rocks, in Diplorhynchus veld.Banket, base of the Great Dyke. 0Zimbabwe1730B3N1280

Plants perennial bushy herbs 9 inches tall, with spiny leaves and bracts. Flowers white.

15587 Brachystelma floribundum7 Dec 1966DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2603 In plot next to Chimanimani Hotel, Melsetter.0ZimbabweE

Colony of ± dozen plants. Flowers deep maroon, slightly spotted with greenish on base externally; lobes 2 cm long, spreading. Tuber 10-15 cm diameter, 3-5 cm thick. Leaves linear, 4-5 cm long.

25634 Brachystelma hirtellum Nov 1955DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 1909 SRGH
Glen Curragh Farm, Nyamandhlovu District0Zimbabwe1928C3 W0

Herbs up to 18 inches tall with a slender central stem arising from a flattened tuber, ± 4 inches across and 1 inch deep just below the surface of stony soil at foot of basaltic sandstone outcrop. Flower greenish, very hairy. Seed pods in pairs 1-6 inches long; very slender.

73918 Brillantaisia cicatricosa14 Aug 1962DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2261 SRGH
In opening in kloof forestNgorima Reserve, Melsetter (Chimanimani) District.0Zimbabwe2032B2E1220

Plants with conspicuous inflorescences about 9" long of long violet coloured flowers; lower lip more purplish in shade except for the inward bulge in the throat which is rusty straw colour. Stems square; leaves opposite, cordate-acuminate, 9" long on 3" petioles. Plants bushy herbs.

12456 Carphalea pubescens20 Dec 1965DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2746 SRGH
In a sheltered watercourseAt Kariba Dam, Kariba0ZimbabweN460

52645 Christella gueinziana23 May 1954DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 1737 SRGH
A pretty shade loving fern about 18" tall on banks of Tombetyane streamNear absent farm, Eastern Matopos0Zimbabwe2028D2W0

7173 Cladostemon kirkii16 Oct 1963DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2353 SRGH
On a sandstone kopjeDott's Drift, Chisumbanje, Save Valley0ZimbabweE400

14121 Coffea racemosa2 Oct 1966DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2809 SRGH
In dry granite sand near contact with doleriteMpudzi River Bridge, c. 25 miles South of Mutare 0Zimbabwe1932A4E730

Shrubs 3-8 ft. tall; leafless when flowering; bushes ablaze with white (sometimes pink) flowers

32589 Coleus caudatus Sep 1966DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2801 Chimanimani Mts330Zimbabwe E

6263 Cordyla africana28 Sep 1965DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2710 Occasional on banks of the Save RiverNear Chibuwe Irrigation Scheme, Save Valley0Zimbabwe0

Very large shady trees. Masses of golden yellow flowers. Fruit like small mango in appearance, edible. Local name: Mutondo.

25111 Crassula setulosa var. setulosa17 May 1972DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 4417 On sheltered vertical banks of damp soil15 km south of Cashel, growing with C. swaziensis.0Zimbabwe1932D4E1600

Plants form low cushions 10 cm diameter. Flower stems 5-8 cm long. Flowers white. Leaves [alternately?] opposite in a series of 4, dull green.

19149 Craterostigma plantagineumNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2374 Masvingo0ZimbabweS

21871 Crinum buphanoidesNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 7032 Tewane River, 30 km north of Mahalapye, Botswana.0Botswana2226D4 SE1071

7100 Crinum paludosum19 Dec 1971DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 3493 In shallow water on black clay soil.5 km SW of Norton0Zimbabwe1730D3 C1375

A showy species. Flowers white with faint pink stripe on back of each perianth lobe and turning pink with age. Anthers dark. Style and stigma purple for terminal half of length. Leaves only lightly undulate; margins minutely toothed, 30-50 cm long, 3-5 cm wide.

7101 Crinum paludosum29 Dec 1964DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2544 In shallow rain water pans in flat mopane veldChibuwe Irrigation Scheme, Save Valley0Zimbabwe2032A4 E460

Plants 18 inches tall. Flowers white, trumpet-shaped, with faint pink stripe on back of each corolla lobe. Anthers yellow. Apical half of style purple. [illegible]. Leaf margins straight.

6245 Crotalaria collina7 Mar 1966DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2766 SRGH
Nyawari, Nyanga0Zimbabwe E

27811 Disa cornuta7 Jan 1997DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 8036 On dolerite in tussock grassland with Vigna macrorhyncha.Nyazengu, at S base of Nyangani, Nyanga.0Zimbabwe1832B4 E2050

Only one colony, ± 50 m seen. Plants to 60 cm tall. Hood light green, tinged purple or rusty brown, with darker purple venation. Lip small, greenish yellow, narrow, down-curved.

27776 Disa ochrostachya19 Feb 1983DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes sn Pungwe River, Nyanga NP540Zimbabwe E0

27778 Disa ochrostachya2 Feb 1997DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 8432 On doleriteKwaraguza, Nyanga0Zimbabwe E2150

27810 Disa ornithantha20 Feb 1965DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2683 On wet granite slab.Near Trout Hatchery, Nyanga NP54,1550Zimbabwe1832B4 E1830

Plants 10 inches tall, flowers 1 inch diameter. Lateral sepals and extension of dorsal sepal red, interior of latter yellow spotted with red. Lip also yellow and red.

27812 Disa woodiiNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2204 Richard's Bay, Natal, South Africa0South Africa

15414 Englerina oedostemonNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 8603 Parasitic on Pittosporum viridiflorumChristmas Pass, Mutare0Zimbabwe1832D3 E

15498 Erythrina livingstonianaNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2072 Chibunje, Musikavanhu CL, Save Valley0Zimbabwe2032C2E400

14519 Eureiandra fasciculata17 Nov 1966DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2831 Trailing over grass and bushesOn basalt, Hippo Mine, Save Valley0Zimbabwe2132A20

Flowers 2 inches, cream coloured with conspicuous yellow anthers at bottom of slight cup; petals spreading. Leaves palmately lobed; lobes linear with occasional linear projections.

15612 Gardenia imperialis subsp. imperialis8 Feb 1966DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2753 SRGH
In swampPungwe valley, Nyanga District0Zimbabwe1832B4 E700

15611 Gardenia ternifolia subsp. jovis-tonantis var. goetzeiNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2364 Mutare0ZimbabweE

30258 Gladiolus juncifoliusNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 3445 Chimanimani NP330Zimbabwe E

35745 Gladiolus magnificusNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 1668 SRGH
Nyamandhlovu0Zimbabwe W0

30480 Graderia scabra17 Oct 1960DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2127 Stapleford, Mutare District0Zimbabwe1832D2E0

74123 Harpagophytum zeyheri subsp. sublobatum29 Jan 1974DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 4468 H-D Ihlenfeldt SRGH
On bare reddish sand over granite.Antelope Mine Dam, Matobo District0Zimbabwe2128A2W980

Flowers dull purplish-maroon with light greenish yellow in the throat. Fruit with short stout hooks, mostly on margin.

27595 Helichrysum swynnertonii2 Oct 1965DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2712 SRGH
On bare roadsides on graniteNyanga0ZimbabweE1830

Flowers papery white with yellow centre in clusters 3-4 inches across. Leaves velvety, silvery, grey.

14135 Holarrhena pubescens7 Dec 1970DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 3448 SRGH
Mixed woodland on granite sandBikita District0Zimbabwe2031B2S0

14136 Holarrhena pubescens6 Dec 1964DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2507 SRGH
In Julbernardia-Terminalia-Bauhinia woodland, granite sand35 kms South of Mutare0Zimbabwe1932B3E910

30470 Hoodia currorii subsp. lugardiiNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 6275 Beitbridge District0Zimbabwe2230A1 S600

30471 Hoodia currorii subsp. lugardiiNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 7475 Botswana0Botswana 0

30475 Hoodia currorii subsp. lugardiiNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 7474 Botswana0Botswana 0

32396 Huernia procumbensNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 9251 0Not known 0

18197 Impatiens wallerana18 Nov 1965DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2729 SRGH
On the banks of the Rusitu RiverRusitu Valley, Ngorima CL0ZimbabweE460

21348 Ipomoea coscinosperma17 Mar 1953DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 1561 SRGH
Freshly ploughed black vlei soil in mopane veld.Pasture Research Station, Nyamandhlovu0ZimbabweW0

An abundant prostrate creeping weed. Forms mat 2-3 yards across. Flowers white.

73897 Kleinia fulgens Mar 1961DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2166 AR Torre SRGH
On dolerite outcrop in granite Brachystegia veld.15 miles SW of Umtali (Mutare)0Zimbabwe1932A2E1067

Succulent leaved herbs with conspicuous orange flowers, c. 18" tall. Leaf margins irregularly toothed.

34938 Leonotis ocymifolia var. raineriana Mar 1972DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 4412 SRGH
On granite soilsErin Forest Reserve, Nyanga0Zimbabwe1832B3E0

37149 Lepidagathis scabra Apr 1956DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 1944 SRGH
At the base of a basalt outcropPasture Research Station, Nyamandhlovu0Zimbabwe1927D2W0

Herbs forming patches up to 10 ft wide; stems numerous up to 18'' tall; flowers white

35713 Littonia modestaNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2422 Umtata, Transkei, Cape0South Africa0

37092 Lygodium kerstenii30 Aug 1958DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2043 SRGH
In riverine and high forest; climbing bushes and trees, common Inyanga, Pungwe Valley0Zimbabwe1832B4E0

7017 Markhamia zanzibaricaNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2735 Chipangayi River, Save Valley0Zimbabwe

42297 Marsilea farinosa subsp. farinosa Oct 1955DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 1878 GOE Launert SRGH
Aquatic growing in damp bed of a small pan on black basaltic sand, pan holds water in summer only. "Pasture?" Research station, Nyamandhlovu district0ZimbabweW0

6272 Nerine laticomaNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 7075 8 km east of Oodi, Botswana0Botswana2426C1 SE1000

30476 Orbea umbracula16 Apr 2006DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 6322 Dzobo. S Mutare0Zimbabwe E

30477 Orbea umbraculaNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 3824 On granite sand with Julbernardia30 km S of Odzi, in Marange.0Zimbabwe1932A4 E0

30478 Orbea umbraculaNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 4245 3km S of Gomira Dip Musikavanhu T.T.L Sabi valley0Zimbabwe

30479 Orbea umbraculaNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2083 Open Julbernardia woodland on granite sand.30 km South of Mutare, Zimbabwe. 0Zimbabwe1932B3 E0

27639 Osmunda regalis23 May 1954DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 1739 SRGH
Shady site at water edgeMatopos east, Tambetyane stream near absent farm0Zimbabwe2028B4PH83-33-W0

27650 Osmunda regalis1 Sep 1958DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2046 SRGH
Along river, roots in waterInyanga, Pungwe river0Zimbabwe1832B4E730

30266 Platycoryne mediocrisNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes sn 0Not known

30517 Polystachya valentinaNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 3443 Chimanimani Mts0Zimbabwe E0

53334 Pteris friesii23 May 1954DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 1735 SRGH
In association with other ferns on semi-shaded bed & bank of Tombetyane stream; only one seen growing in enriched granite sand.Near absent Farm, Eastern Matopos0Zimbabwe2028D2W0

Fern standing about 3 ft high

30261 Satyrium hallackii subsp. ocellatumNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 8629 0Not known 0

30263 Satyrium macrophyllum18 Mar 1972DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 4411 In damp soil on roadside, on granite/ dolerite contact.Erin Forest Reserve, Inyanga0Zimbabwe1832B3 E1800

A magnificent species with deep pink flowers and reddish-green bracts about 50-60 cm tall.

6439 Scadoxus pole-evansiiNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2873 Montane evergreen forest on basaltNyanga, nr Mtarazi Falls0Zimbabwe1832B4 E1800

6441 Scadoxus puniceusNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2210 Ingwaruma, Lemombo Mts0South Africa 0

6278 Siphonochilus aethiopicus25 Nov 1962DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2282 SRGH
In Brachystegia / Uapaca woodland on granite soilBase of the Burma Valley Pass630Zimbabwe1932B2E840

6279 Siphonochilus kirkii17 Dec 1971DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 3485 SRGH
Under bushes on sandstoneHwange0ZimbabweW

35760 Sphedamnocarpus pruriens var. pruriens9 Apr 1963DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2334 SRGH
Pasture Research Centre, Melsetter (Chimanimani)0Zimbabwe1932D4E1370

35503 Striga gesnerioides30 Apr 1969DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 3203 SRGH
Wiltshire Estate, between Enkeldoorn (Chivhu) and Buhera, Charter District0Zimbabwe1831C1C0

Cited in Flora Zambesiaca Vol. 8 part 2:131 (1990)

32603 Strobilanthopsis linifolia17 Jul 1958DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2040 SRGH
Under Brachystegia boehmii on schistsIn Sawunyama Reserve, Nyanga0Zimbabwe1732D4E1070

Common small bushy herb. Plants smell like an old billy goat. Flowers pale bluish-mauve, with darker streaks in throat. Leaves lanceolate, entire. slightly hairy.

6985 Strophanthus petersianus16 Oct 1963DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2352 SRGH
Base of sanstone kope in Julbernardia woodlandDott's Drift, Chisumbanje, Lower Save Valley0ZimbabweE400

34838 Synsepalum brevipes11 May 2011BT Wursten
S Dondeyne
JH Bannerman
BT Wursten Margin of evergreen forestNdzou Camp, Moribane Forest840Mozambique1933C2MS620

52490 Thelypteris confluens23 May 1954DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 1736 SRGH
Growing among grass etc. on banks of Tom-betyane stream.Near absent farm, Eastern Matopos0Zimbabwe2028D2W0

Common small fern about 18-24" tall

6277 Tribulus zeyheri subsp. zeyheriNo dateDCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 3155 Beitbridge0ZimbabweS

35788 Wiesneria filifolia13 Feb 1955DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 1776 K
Nyamandhlovu Pasture Research Station0Zimbabwe1928C4W0

Cited in Flora Zambesiaca Vol. 12 part 2: 10 (2009)


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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Collections made by Darrel Plowes., retrieved 21 October 2020

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