Collections made by Lari Merrett

Records: 46

The following is a list of the collections made by Lari Merrett 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
80460 Aeschynomene nyassana18 May 2010L Merrett
L Merrett LM_450 KB Vollesen K
Miombo woodland. Tree layer: Julbernadia paniculata, Brachystegia floribunda, B. longifolia, Protea angolensis var. divericata, P. angolensis var. trichanthera, Parinari curatellifolia, Ekebergia benguelensis, Syzygium guineense subsp. macrocarpum, Bobgunnia (Swartzia) madagascariensis, Uapaca kirkiana, Ochna pulchra, Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia, Garcinia huillensis, Rourea orientalis. Herb layer: Hypoestis forskaoli, Psychotria spithamea, Inula glomerata, Schistostephium artemisiifolium, Hibiscus rhodanthus, Psychotria djumaensis, Cyphostemma kerkvoordei. Sandy loam soil. Mutinondo Widerness Area, Mayense Main Camp: Along drive to Mafone rd. 1160Zambia1231A4N1488

Herb with many pink thorny, sticky branches and leaf stalks from a single stem from a woody rootstock. Leaves long upto +-30cm with +-40 pairs of grey green leaflets +-5x8mm, evenly spaced, slightly overlapping, louvered all along rachis. Leaflets notched at tips, stalkless, cordate. Fruit: sunglass shaped, translucent with on kidney shaped seed visible in each compartment.
3 examples noticed within Mutinondo

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74630 Afrocarum imbricatum4 Nov 2011L Merrett
L Merrett 611 J Osborne K
Dambo: Syzigium guineense, Uapaca sansibarica, Protea garguedii, P. welwitschii, Pankiaka carsonii, Habenaria filicornis, Gardenia subacaulis, Parinari capensis, Justicia elegantula, Ascolepsis protea. Mpika district, Mutinondo Wilderness Area, Mayense Main Camp: Horse crossing lower Little Chipundu 1160Zambia1231A4N1434

Herb with straight fleshy stems, leaves jagged serrations and tip, widest at base, length +-1cm <1.5 times width, louvered up stem. Flouwers cream umbrels.<br /> Common

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80468 Alysicarpus zeyheri21 Apr 2013L Merrett
L Merrett LM1531 KB Vollesen K
Miombo woodland. Tree layer: Julbernadia paniculata, Brachystegia floribunda, B. longifolia, Ekebergia benguelensis, Uapaca kirkiana, Ochna schweinfurthiana, Phyllocosmus leaireanus, Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia, Xylopia odoratissima, Pleurostylia africana, Garcinia huillensis, Rourea orientalis, Strychnos cocculoides, S. pungens, Hippocratea parvifolia. Herb layer: Pentanisia sykesii, Ectadiopsis oblongifolia. Sandy loam soil. Mutinondo Widerness Area, Mayense Main Camp: Woodland near camp 1160Zambia1231A4N1451

Single stemmed herb, pale stem, stipules pinkish and sheathlike, leavs single leaflets.
Only noticed this season

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80469 Alysicarpus zeyheri19 Apr 2013L Merrett
L Merrett LM1502 KB Vollesen K
Miombo woodland. Tree layer: Julbernadia paniculata, Brachystegia floribunda, B. longifolia, Parinari curatellifolia, Ekebergia benguelensis, Uapaca kirkiana, U. nitida, Faurea rochetiana, Faurea saligna, Ochna schweinfurthiana, Protea angolensis var. divericata, P. angolensis var. trichanthera, Phyllocosmus leaireanus, Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia, Xylopia odoratissima, Pleurostylia africana, Garcinia huillensis, Rourea orientalis, Rothmannia engleriana, Strychnos spinosa, S. pungens, Herb layer: Hypoestis forskaoli, Psychotria spithamea, Inula glomerata, Schistostephium artemisiifolium, Hibiscus rhodanthus, Psychotria djumaensis, Cyphostemma kerkvoordei, C. junceum Sandy loam soil. Mutinondo Widerness Area, Mayense Main Camp: Along path between dry river bed and Mayense Rock 1160Zambia1231A4N1455

Herb, lax stems >1m long, single leaflets along stem, upper +- third of stem rachis with pink flowers and bead shaped fruit in strings of 3, calyx rustic with fur lined margins.
Only seen this season

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75920 Aristea angolensis21 Dec 2011L Merrett
L Merrett 630 Kew Staff K
Dambo: Syzigium guineense, Uapaca sansibarica, Protea garguedii, P. welwitschii, Pankiaka carsonii, Habenaria filicornis, Gardenia subacaulis, Parinari capensis, Justicia elegantula, Ascolepsis protea.Mutinondo Wilderness Area, Mayense Main Camp: Little Chipundu dambo 1160Zambia1231A4 N1434

Monocot. Leaves: light grey-green, long slender, spreading from base. Flower stalk +-1m tall; flowers: widely spaced towards top of stalk, ppetals x 6 blue +-8mmx10mm, rounded to slightly tapered tips.

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75921 Aristea angolensis1 Jan 2013L Merrett
L Merrett 1167 Kew Staff K
Dambo: Syzygium cordatum, Syzygium guineense, Uapaca sansibarica, Protea garguedii, P. welwitschii, Gnidia chrysantha, Conyza welwitschi, Desmodium barbatum, Gardenia subacaulis. Mutinondo Wilderness Area, Mayense Main Camp: Little Chipundu dambo 1160Zambia1231A4 N1434

Mono. Tubers below, leaves graas-like from base, variable lengths, fanning out along one plane, tallest central, shorter to the sides, flower stalk +-15cm above leaves, blue flowers, 6 petals, alternating from larger to smaller, yellow anthers central.

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79623 Ascolepis densa15 Apr 2013L Merrett
L Merrett LM_1472 MG Bingham L Merrett K
Miombo woodland. Mutinondo Wilderness Area1160Zambia1231A4N1430

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84843 Bulbostylis contexta Oct 2012L Merrett
L Merrett 1006 K
Rocky hillsMpika District, Mutinondo Wilderness0ZambiaN0

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79591 Bulbostylis hispidula19 Mar 2013L Merrett
L Merrett LM1289 MG Bingham L Merrett K
Mutinondo Wilderness Area1160Zambia1231A4N1430

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85070 Bulbostylis pilosa 2014L Merrett
Bauters
Chinsala
L Merrett Bauters Chinsala 138, 186 K
Mpika District, Mutinondo Wilderness Area0ZambiaN0

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79711 Carex macrophyllidion19 Apr 2013L Merrett
Bauters
L Merrett LM1491 MG Bingham L Merrett K
Mutinondo Wilderness Area1160Zambia1231A4N1430

Bauters 137, 148, Merrett 1491, 1849.

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79778 Coleochloa setifera22 Apr 2013L Merrett
MG Bingham L Merrett Rocky hills Mutinondo Wilderness Area1160Zambia1231A4N1430

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80477 Crotalaria alexandri10 Apr 2012L Merrett
L Merrett LM_716 KB Vollesen K
Cleared woodland: Herb layer: Pentanisia sykesii, Centaurea praecox, Combretum sericeum, Adenodolichos punctatus, Cryptosepalum maraviense, Droogmansia pteropsus, Vigna antunesii (nuda), Hibiscus rhodanthus, Tricliceras longipedunculatum, Gladiolus melleri, Triumfetta welwitchii, Trichodesma physaloides, Thunbergia lathyroides, Aneilema nicholsonii, Cynoglossum geometricum, Disa walleri, Habenaria sp., Ectadiopsis sp. Sandy loam soil. Mutinondo Widerness Area, Mayense Main Camp: Airstrip 1160Zambia1231A4N1430

Herb +-12cm tall, single stem, leaf covered; leaves: trifoliate, grey-green, hair covered, thick stalk +- length of leaflets; leaflets: compact, thick, stalkless, +-1cm long, +-7times width, widest near tip, curving to pointed tip and narrow base. Flowers growing from axils and top of plant, outside bud and petals orange covered with with white hairs, standard pale yellow with red-orange marks near base, keel yellow tip upwards.
Occasionally seen

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80478 Crotalaria alexandri22 Mar 2013L Merrett
L Merrett LM_1309 KB Vollesen K
"On granite outcrop. Tree level: Brachystegia spiciformis, Pterocarpus angolensis, Ficus ingens , Ozoroa insignis subsp. reticulate, Cussonia arborea, Lannea discolour, Ochna puberula, Rothmania manganjae, Vangueria infausta, Vangueriopsis lanciflora, Zanha Africana, Shrub and climber level: Strychnos inocua , Vernonia bellinghamii, Heteromorpha aborescens, Pavetta schumanniana , Adenia gummifera , Xerophyta equisetoides, Lippea woodii, Vitex madiensis, V. mombassae,Herb level: Achyranthes aspera, Lefebvrea sp., Anisopappus africanus, Cyphia mazoensis, Ipomoea pileata, Kalanchoe lanceolata, Tephrosia lepida subsp. lepida, Pycnostachys stuhlmanii, Nervilia adolfi, Pentas nobilis , Basananthe baumii, Psychotria spithamea. " Mutinondo Widerness Area, Mayense Main Camp: Near bar on lodge rock 1160Zambia1231A4N1461

Dwarf annual herb, haircovered, leaves trifoliate, leaflet margins curved up forming miniature toboggan runs. Flowers pale yellow, red marks at base of standard.
Locally common

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80486 Crotalaria anthyllopsis28 Mar 2013L Merrett
L Merrett LM1374 KB Vollesen K
Base of granite outcrop. Brachystegia spiciformis, Vangueriopsis lanciflora, Strychnos spinosa, Vitex mombassae, V. madiensis, Indigofera rhynochocarpa, Xerophyta equisetoides, Pavetta schumanniana, Anisopappus africanus, Felicia welwitschii. Mutinondo Widerness Area, Mayense Main Camp: lodge rock near upper store rooms 1160Zambia1231A4N1453

Clumps of hair covered plants creeping along ground. Flowers in clusters of hair covered dark burgundy-brown calyces, pale yellow with burgundy stripes.
Only noticed at this site

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84719 Crotalaria lachnocarpoides21 Apr 2013L Merrett
L Merrett LM1534 KB Vollesen K
Gallery Forest. Tree level: Garcinia smeathmannii, Englerophyton magalismontanum, Trichocladus ellipticus, Brachystegia spiciformis, Uapaca sansibarica. Herb level in opening: Lamiaceae sp., Haumaniastrum sp., Dicliptera pumila, Justicia sp. Sandy loam soil. Mutinondo Widerness Area, Mayense Main Camp: Near Middle Big Cipundu crossing. 1160Zambia1231A4N1427

Scrambling bush covered with soft light coloured hairs, flowers pale yellow, dark burgundy near base of standard and keel.
First record at MWA

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85003 Crotalaria shirensis26 Mar 2013L Merrett
L Merrett LM1340 MG Bingham K
Miombo woodland. Tree layer: Julbernadia paniculata, Brachystegia floribunda, B. longifolia, Parinari curatellifolia, Ekebergia benguelensis, Uapaca kirkiana, U. nitida, Faurea rochetiana, Faurea saligna, Ochna schweinfurthiana, Protea angolensis var. divericata, P. angolensis var. trichanthera, Phyllocosmus leaireanus, Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia, Xylopia odoratissima, Pleurostylia africana, Garcinia huillensis, Rourea orientalis, Rothmannia engleriana, Strychnos spinosa, S. pungens, Herb layer: Hypoestis forskaoli, Psychotria spithamea, Inula glomerata, Schistostephium artemisiifolium, Hibiscus rhodanthus, Psychotria djumaensis, Cyphostemma kerkvoordei, C. junceum. Sandy loam soil. Mutinondo Widerness Area, Mayense Main Camp: On track at end of airstrip 1160Zambia1231A4N1442

"Annual Dwarf herb, thread-thin stems changing direction at leaf junctions, leaves with single leaflet, flowers yellow with red markings at base of standard.
Not common

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79417 Cyperus angolensis23 Oct 2012L Merrett
L Merrett LM_1012 Kew Staff K
Miombo woodlandIn front of Mayense Main Camp, Mutinondo Wilderness Area 1160Zambia1231A4N1434

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79831 Cyperus pectinatus21 Jun 2013L Merrett
L Merrett LM1642 MG Bingham L Merrett K
Mutinondo Wilderness Area1160Zambia1231A4N1430

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79712 Eleocharis variegata9 Apr 2013L Merrett
L Merrett LM1382 MG Bingham L Merrett K
Mutinondo Wilderness Area1160Zambia1231A4N1430

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79713 Eleocharis variegata27 Apr 2013L Merrett
L Merrett LM1487 MG Bingham L Merrett K
Mutinondo Wilderness Area1160Zambia1231A4N1430

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75364 Fadogia stenophylla subsp. odorata19 Oct 2012L Merrett
L Merrett 975 Kew Staff K
Dambo: Syzigium guineense, Uapaca sansibarica, Protea garguedii, P. welwitschii, Gardenia subacaulis, Parinari capensis, Justicia elegantula, Ascolepsis protea, Eriocaulon sp., Fuirena stricta Mutinondo Wilderness Area, Kankonde Self-catering Camp: Dambo along river west of Kankonde Camp 1160Zambia1231A3N1379

Herb +-30cm tall, single yellow-green stem, whirls of three leaves, largest towards top, leaves midrib yellow, blades rounded, curved upwards, pale green below, tips upwards, flowers cream yellow, short stalked, tucked away at axils between stam and leaf. Threats: Unusual

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79625 Fuirena umbellata25 Oct 2012L Merrett
L Merrett LM1020 MG Bingham L Merrett K
Dambo, riverine Mutinondo Wilderness Area1160Zambia1231A4N1430

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79626 Fuirena umbellata3 Apr 2013L Merrett
L Merrett LM1383 MG Bingham L Merrett K
Dambo, riverine Mutinondo Wilderness Area1160Zambia1231A4N1430

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75366 Gnidia chrysantha26 Jan 2011L Merrett
L Merrett 594 J Osborne K
Dambo: Syzigium guineense, Uapaca sansibarica, Protea garguedii, P. welwitschii, Pankiaka carsonii, Habenaria filicornis, Gardenia subacaulis, Parinari capensis, Justicia elegantula, Ascolepsis protea. Mpika District, Mutinondo Wilderness Area, Mayense Main Camp: Big Chipundu Dambo 1160Zambia1231A4N1434

Single stemmed upright herb +-35cm tall from a woody rootstock, slender leaves similar lengths (+-1.5cm x2mm) up stem, distance between leaves decreases towards top, 6 wide triangular sepals, domed grouped of seeds in center. Threads: Common

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75368 Gnidia chrysantha13 Apr 2013L Merrett
L Merrett 594 J Osborne K
Dambo. Tree level: Syzigium guineense, Uapaca sansibarica, Herb layer: Gardenia subacaulis, Ascolepsis protea, A. angolensis, Gnidia chrysantha, Conyza welwitschi, Wahlenbergia sp., Hypoxis sp., Desmodium barbatum, Parinari capensis, Justicia elegantula. Sandy loam soil. Mpika District, Mutinondo Wilderness Area, Mayense Main Camp: Big Chipundu 1160Zambia1231A4N1468

Herb with bright yellow flowers and grey-silver seedhead. Threats: Common

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75371 Gnidia kraussiana var. kraussiana24 Sep 2008L Merrett
L Merrett 594 J Osborne K
Burnt old village site next to dambo, Mpika District, Mutinondo Wilderness Area, Mayense Main Camp: Big Chipundu Dambo edge, Caterpillar side 1160Zambia1231A4N1455

Suffrutex. fleshy yellowish hair covered stems +-30cm tall, lens-shaped leaves, width 1/3 length, evenly spaced along stems +- 2cm, leaves +- 45 degrees to stem, increasing in size along stem ending up as long as or longer than interleaf space. Flower heads at top, subspjerical cluster of about 50 bright yellow waxy flowers; flower: 5 petals, petals widest at base tapering gently to tip.

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80487 Rhynchosia monophylla21 Apr 2013L Merrett
L Merrett LM1520 KB Vollesen K
On granite rock. Tree level: Combretum psidioides, Ficus ingens, Erythrina abyssinica, Parinari curatellifolia Shrub level: Vitaceae, Xerophytum equisetoides. Herb level: Coleochloa setifera, Myrothamnus flabillifolia, Lannea edulis, Euphorbia debilispina, Gladiolus sp.. Mutinondo Widerness Area, Mayense Main Camp: On Caterpillar rock 1160Zambia1231A4N1580

Herb, lax stems >1m long, single leaflets along Herb, ground cover; flowers: standard pale yellow with dark red lines, wings red fading to yellow base; fruit: length twice width, flattened, beaked, purplish looped veins.
First record for MWA

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79808 Rhynchospora candida12 Apr 2013L Merrett
L Merrett LM1431 MG Bingham L Merrett K
Dambo Mutinondo Wilderness Area1160Zambia1231A4N1430

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79809 Rhynchospora candida24 Oct 2012L Merrett
L Merrett LM1031 MG Bingham L Merrett K
Dambo Mutinondo Wilderness Area1160Zambia1231A4N1430

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79810 Rhynchospora candida21 Dec 2012L Merrett
L Merrett LM1090 MG Bingham L Merrett K
Dambo Mutinondo Wilderness Area1160Zambia1231A4N1430

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80178 Schoenoplectus confusus var. rogersii22 Oct 2012L Merrett
L Merrett LM_985 MG Bingham L Merrett K
Mutinondo Wilderness Area1160Zambia1231A4N1430

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79716 Scleria bulbifera27 Mar 2013L Merrett
L Merrett LM1354 MG Bingham L Merrett K
Mutinondo Wilderness Area1160Zambia1231A4N1430

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79717 Scleria bulbifera15 Apr 2013L Merrett
L Merrett LM1459 MG Bingham L Merrett K
Mutinondo Wilderness Area1160Zambia1231A4N1430

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79718 Scleria dregeana12 Apr 2013L Merrett
L Merrett LM1428 MG Bingham L Merrett K
Mutinondo Wilderness Area1160Zambia1231A4N1430

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79725 Scleria flexuosa20 Mar 2013L Merrett
L Merrett LM1301 MG Bingham L Merrett K
Mutinondo Wilderness Area1160Zambia1231A4N1430

Determinated as Scleria remota

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79726 Scleria melanomphala6 Apr 2013L Merrett
L Merrett LM1392 MG Bingham L Merrett K
Mutinondo Wilderness Area1160Zambia1231A4N1430

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79727 Scleria melanomphala8 Apr 2013L Merrett
L Merrett LM1400 MG Bingham L Merrett K
Mutinondo Wilderness Area1160Zambia1231A4N1430

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79728 Scleria melanomphala10 Apr 2013L Merrett
L Merrett LM1407 MG Bingham L Merrett K
Mutinondo Wilderness Area1160Zambia1231A4N1430

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79729 Scleria melanomphala26 Jan 2013L Merrett
MG Bingham L Merrett Mutinondo Wilderness Area, Musamfushi1160Zambia1231A4N1430

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79719 Scleria paupercula30 Nov 2013L Merrett
L Merrett LM1695 MG Bingham L Merrett K
Mutinondo Wilderness Area1160Zambia1231A4N1430

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79720 Scleria pergracilis15 Apr 2013L Merrett
L Merrett LM1457 MG Bingham L Merrett K
Mutinondo Wilderness Area1160Zambia1231A4N1430

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79721 Scleria pooides25 Oct 2012L Merrett
L Merrett LM1027 MG Bingham L Merrett K
Mutinondo Wilderness Area1160Zambia1231A4N1430

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79722 Scleria rehmannii14 Apr 2013L Merrett
L Merrett LM1441 MG Bingham L Merrett K
Mutinondo Wilderness Area1160Zambia1231A4N1430

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79723 Scleria rehmannii10 Apr 2013L Merrett
L Merrett LM1406 MG Bingham L Merrett K
Mutinondo Wilderness Area1160Zambia1231A4N1430

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79724 Scleria welwitschii23 Oct 2012L Merrett
L Merrett LM1008 MG Bingham L Merrett K
Mutinondo Wilderness Area1160Zambia1231A4N1430

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Collections made by Lari Merrett.
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