Collections made by Oliver West

Records: 31

The following is a list of the collections made by Oliver West 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
48854 Adiantum incisum19 Feb 1973LC Leach
O West
LC Leach O West 14988 SRGH
Dolomite cliff ridgeSheepridge farm about 5 miles North of Lion's Den, Lomagundi district0Zimbabwe1730A3N0

35358 Asplenium christii28 Dec 1965O West
O West 7122 SRGH
ForestPungwe/Matenderere divide, Inyanga0Zimbabwe1832B4 E0

24705 Barleria spinulosa subsp. kirkii18 May 1953O West
O West 3332 SRGH
Dry bushNear Nyanyadzi, Birchenough Bridge Road0Zimbabwe1932D3E0

30201 Cyathea dregei23 Jul 1965O West
O West 6640 SRGH
Gwasha forestBelingwe, Mt. Buhwa580Zimbabwe2030C2 S0

35666 Disperis lindleyana23 Dec 1962O West
O West 4375 SRGH
Rhodes Estate, Nyanga540Zimbabwe1832B4 E0

Cited in Flora Zambesiaca Vol. 11 part 1: 243

113342 Droogmansia pteropus var. pteropus25 Nov 1965O West
O West 6977 K
Along roadside in mfutiRoad through hills South of Umboe, Sinoia (Chinhoyi).0Zimbabwe1730A1N0

Tall straggly legume, locally common.

84592 Dumasia villosa var. villosa10 Jan 1964O West
O West 4679 SRGH
Swamp forestNear Chikurubi, Greendale10Zimbabwe1731C3C0

21881 Grangea maderaspatana27 Oct 1963O West
O West 4580 SRGH
A herb in wet mud at edge of water.Mana Pools.590ZimbabweN0

41364 Helichrysum goetzeanum18 Nov 1958O West
O West 3617 H Wild SRGH
Chimanimani Mts330Zimbabwe1932D4E0

41365 Helichrysum goetzeanum30 Apr 1965O West
O West 6451 H Wild SRGH
Mt Inyangani.46,54,1550Zimbabwe1832B4E0

Common on higher slopes

35313 Helichrysum lepidissimum26 Jun 1958O West
O West 3669 SRGH
Slopes of Pork Pie, Melsetter (Chimanimani)0Zimbabwe1932D4E0

74858 Helichrysum polycladum26 Apr 1966O West
O West 7277 SRGH
Bideford Hill, Nyanga District.0Zimbabwe1832B3E1820

Heads of small silvery yellow flowers. Common.

77283 Hippocratea indica16 Feb 1965O West
O West 6362 SRGH
Dichwe Forest, Sinoia, Lomagundi (Mhangura District)0Zimbabwe1630C3N1170

Creeper; occasional

52856 Lepisorus excavatus15 Dec 1965O West
O West 7056 SRGH
Forest relic patchWorlds view area, Nyanga district0Zimbabwe1832B2E0

Strap leaved epiphytic fern, common.

79554 Lotononis laxa14 Nov 1964O West
O West 6138 SRGH
Greystone Park, Harare10ZimbabweC0

22727 Lycopodium clavatum15 Nov 1958O West
O West 3816 SRGH
Forest clearingsInyanga, Pungwe gorge0Zimbabwe1832B4E0

42480 Marsilea apposita11 Jan 1950O West
O West 3065 GOE Launert SRGH
In puddle at bottom of storage tank Nyamandhlovu district, Bongolo farm0Zimbabwe1928C3W0

42472 Marsilea ephippiocarpa23 Aug 1956O West
O West 3450 SRGH
Covering the floor of a temporary pond Sabi expl. Station, Chipinga0Zimbabwe2032A4E0

74614 Morella microbracteata13 Dec 1965O West
O West 7036 SRGH
Summit Mt Nyangani46,54,1550Zimbabwe1832B4 E2565

Occasional shrub

74616 Morella pilulifera24 Nov 1964O West
O West 6155 SRGH
Peak road, Shurugwi (Selukwe).0Zimbabwe1929D2C1400

Cited in Flora Zambesiaca volume 9 part 3: 262 (2006).

49646 Ophioglossum gomezianum19 Feb 1954O West
O West 3361 CF Reed SRGH
Lawleys concession, Inyanga North district0Zimbabwe1732B4E0

27627 Osmunda regalis18 Aug 1948O West
O West 2765 SRGH
Streambank under riverine forestBelingwe, Belingwe Nature Reserve, Ngobi dip 0Zimbabwe2030C2S0

97000 Parquetina calophylla31 Aug 1968O West
O West 7614 HJT Venter SRGH
In riverineSouth bank of Lundi below Tjolotjo Cliffs, Gona Rhezou National Park.1600Zimbabwe2132A3 S200


28878 Polygala westii26 Feb 1948O West
O West 2702 SRGH
Black soilsWestacre Creek [?], Matobo District0Zimbabwe W

53348 Pteris friesii18 Aug 1948O West
O West 2781 EACLE Schelpe SRGH
Fern on streambank under shade of riverine forest.Ngobi Dip, Belingwe district0Zimbabwe2029B4S0

73848 Pterocelastrus echinatus16 Oct 1964O West
O West 6119 SRGH
Near stream.Mt Dombo, Rusape, Makoni District.0Zimbabwe1832A4E1840

Small tree

5526 Rhoicissus tomentosa23 Jul 1965O West
O West 6662 SRGH
Vine in gwasha forestMt Buchwa580Zimbabwe2030C2S0

Large orbicular leaves

15946 Ruelliopsis setosa26 Feb 1948O West
O West 2703 SRGH
Black soilsWestacre Creek, Matobo0Zimbabwe2028A4 W1390

Blue flowers. [Other details partly illegible]

41405 Salvinia molesta20 Oct 1954O West
O West 3234 SRGH
Floating water plantZambesi near Flying boat standing stage, Victoria Falls240Zimbabwe1725D4W0

74166 Sesamum calycinum subsp. pseudoangolense15 Feb 1973LC Leach
O West
LC Leach O West 14985 H-D Ihlenfeldt SRGH
In grassland at forest fringe.Dolonite Cliffs ridge on Sheepridge Farm, about 5 miles North of Lion's Den, Lomagundi District.0Zimbabwe1730A1 N1140

Sesamum 4 feet 6 inches high.

74229 Sesamum calycinum subsp. baumii3 Oct 1957O West
O West 3547 H-D Ihlenfeldt SRGH
In open plain.Along road between Mongu and Lukulu, Barotseland.0Zambia1423C1B1030


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Collections made by Oliver West., retrieved 6 December 2021

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