Collections made by Gail Renehan

Records: 7

The following is a list of the collections made by Gail Renehan 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
80891 Albizia amara subsp. sericocephala Jul 1996G Renehan
G Renehan 10 RE Gereau MO
Chingola; Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage and Chimpanzee Sanctuary, ca. 57 km NW of Chingola along Kafue River. UTM Coordinates: 557812.985, 8633679.801. 1500Zambia1227B3W0

Tall tree ca. 14 m in height growing on anthills. Trunk grey with deep vertical fissures. Branches smooth grey with white patches. No spines. Leaves compound bipinnate in tufts of 3-4. Fruits/flowers not visible. Collected 20 July 1996 from termite mound within 14 acre chimp enclosure.

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81096 Bidens pilosa Jul 1996G Renehan
G Renehan 9 G Renehan Chingola; Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage and Chimpanzee Sanctuary, ca. 57 km NW of Chingola along Kafue River. UTM Coordinates: 557812.985, 8633679.801. 1500Zambia1227B3W0

Weed/grass around 0.5-1 m in height. Stem green to red. Leaves opposite divided into 3 leaflets with serrated margins; green to red. Flower small, yellow centre with small white petals. Fruit "blackjack", thin black seeds that cling. Collected 26 July 1996 from fields fence line next to 14 acre chimpanzee enclosure.

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81178 Brachystegia spiciformis Jul 1996G Renehan
G Renehan 4 Chingola; Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage and Chimpanzee Sanctuary, ca. 57 km NW of Chingola along Kafue River. UTM Coordinates: 557812.985, 8633679.801. 1500Zambia1227B3W0

Medium to tall tree 10-20 m in height. Trunk rough grey bark, vertical fissures and transverse cracks with lichens growing in patches on bark. Upper branches show some grey lichen patches but appear smoother, curvy. Pod green turning to brown and exploding when ripe, woody and beaked ca. 8-9 cm. Leaves alternate pinnate, compound with 3-4 pairs of leaflets; terminal pair is longest; new leaves appear red with red-yellow base. Collected 8 July 1996, 20 July 1996, 30 July 1996.

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81546 Craterispermum schweinfurthii Jul 1996G Renehan
G Renehan 14 Chingola; Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage and Chimpanzee Sanctuary, ca. 57 km NW of Chingola along Kafue River. UTM Coordinates: 557812.985, 8633679.801. 1500Zambia1227B3W0

Shrub ca. 1.5 m in height with grey bark with vertical fissures. Leaf green ca. 3-5 cm in length. Turns yellow with drying (stores aluminium?). Collected 25 July 1996 near dambo. Local name (Bemba) "mufishimeru". Leaves used for coughing, seizures; twigs chewed.

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82456 Harungana madagascariensis Jul 1996G Renehan
G Renehan 16 G Renehan Chingola; Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage and Chimpanzee Sanctuary, ca. 57 km NW of Chingola along Kafue River. UTM Coordinates: 557812.985, 8633679.801. 1500Zambia1227B3W0

Common shrub 1-2 m in height primarily growing along fencelines, roads and in grassland. Trunk grey, rough flaking in pieces ca. 6 cm in diameter. Leaf elliptic opposite leaf with tapering apice and rounded, slightly lobed bark up to 18 cm in length by 9 cm in width, yellow-green to green with prominent yellow to red central vein. Fruit small (2 mm) berries, clustered with ca. 200+ berries per branch, yellow in color ripening to red. New leaves green with fuzzy brown underside arising in leaf axils. Local name (Bemba) "Kafifi". Roots mixed with bark of Brachystegia longifolia, boiled with H2O and used to treat bilharzia (Schistosomiasis). Cattle eating leaves causes photosensitization (due to liver damage). Collected 21 July 1996 along fenceline near 14 acre enclosure.

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82703 Keetia venosa Jul 1996G Renehan
G Renehan 21 Chingola; Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage and Chimpanzee Sanctuary, ca. 57 km NW of Chingola along Kafue River. UTM Coordinates: 557812.985, 8633679.801. 1500Zambia1227B3W0

Climbing shrub/tree 3-4 m in height. Trunk smooth grey-brown /grey bark, 3-4 cm in diameter. Leaves simple opposite, shiny green with midrib and veins yellow-green to brown, ca. 10 cm x 4 cm. Fruit green berries ca. 5 mm in diameter in clusters of 6-13 arising in leaf axils. Collected 2 August 1996 along road 0.25 km east of Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphange.

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83282 Piliostigma thonningii Jul 1996G Renehan
G Renehan 5 G Renehan Chingola; Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage and Chimpanzee Sanctuary, ca. 57 km NW of Chingola along Kafue River. UTM Coordinates: 557812.985, 8633679.801. 1500Zambia1227B3W0

Tree of medium height, ca. 5 m, with spreading crown and curving branches. Bark grey, very rough with vertical fissures. Fruit red/brown pods with many green to brown seeds inside; unripe pod is fuzzy, dried pod is not fuzzy; size ranges from 15-23 cm. Leaves green leathery with notched apice and base, ca. 10 cm in diameter; loses leaves in July-Aug. People eat dried pod. Leaves cooked in pot with water and smoke/steam is inhaled to get rid of coughs or demons. Collected 28 July 1996.

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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 Gail Renehan.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/utilities/utility-display-collections-by-person.php?person_id=604, retrieved 9 December 2021

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