Collections made by Pieter Bester

Records: 40

The following is a list of the collections made by Pieter Bester 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
108308 Barleria spinulosa subsp. spinulosa12 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11161 I Darbyshire PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
Gorongosa National Park, 11 km NNW from Condué and 33 km SW of Inhaminga, Nhamfisse/Zamambo Gorge.0Mozambique1834D2MS219

Herb 0.86 m tall with violet-blue flowers. Occasional.-x000D- Habitat: savanna on a limestone cliff-top. In level well-drained, stony gravel, in full sun. No biotic effect seen.

-18.64225034.8154176
108316 Blepharis maderaspatensis10 Apr 2013P Bester
P Bester 11589 MH Steyn PRE
BNRH
Lumadi Forest area, ± 7.4 km SE of Matias and 26 km W of Bela Vista.0Mozambique2632A4M46

Herb, 0.30 m tall, stems erect. Petals white with blue striations. Occasional. Growing in level open woodland in well-drained sandy soil in full sun on a plain. Biotic effect: grazed.

-26.34413932.4009176
110095 Clerodendrum cephalanthum subsp. swynnertonii11 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11146 JJ Meyer PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
Gorongosa National Park, 11 km NNW of Conduè and 33 km SW of Inhaminga.0Mozambique1834D2MS111

Tree, 3 m tall with green-white flowers; calyx pinkish purple. Growing in a limestone gorge, in forest, in light shade. In well-drained loam. Occasional.

-18.63216734.8093336
109405 Combretum umbricola12 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11156 P Bester PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
Gorongosa National Park, 11 km NNW of Conduè and 33 km SW of Inhaminga.0Mozambique1834D2 MS213

Climber with white flowers growing in forest in limestone gorge. In full sun in well-drained loam. Rare.

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109870 Crotalaria barnabassii9 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11123 T Nkonki PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
Gorongosa National Park, Muzamba River Gorge, 23 km SW from Inhaminga and 86 km ENE from Gorongosa Town.0Mozambique1834D2MS226

Herb 0.24 m tall with yellow flowers. Rare.-x000D- Habitat: Grassland on a limestone plateau. In well-drained sand, in full sun. No biotic effect seen.

-18.56516734.8739176
108317 Dicliptera carvalhoi subsp. carvalhoi15 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11188 I Darbyshire K
PRE
BNRH
Chimanimani Mountains, ± 68 km WSW of Chimoio.0Mozambique1932B4MS1278

Herb 0.35 m tall. Flowers white with purple markings. Rare.-x000D- Habitat: Grassland on a NW-facing mountain slope. In well-drained sand, in full sun. Biotic effect: roadside.

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108518 Diplorhynchus condylocarpon12 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11167 P Bester PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
Gorongosa National Park, 7.8 km NNW from Condué and 36 km SW of Inhaminga, c. 7 km W of ranger's post near Condué.0Mozambique1834D2MS230

Tree 8 m tall; fruit brown with lighter "warty surface". Latex milky yellowish. Common.-x000D- Habitat: Open woodland on a plain. In well-drained sand, in full sun. No biotic effect seen.

-18.66241734.8066946
109751 Erica evansii15 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11197 P Bester PRE
BNRH
Chimanimani Mountains, ± 73 km SW of Chimoio.0Mozambique1932B4MS2070

Shrub 1.4 m tall. Flowers pink and brown. Common.-x000D- Habitat: Grassland on a SW-facing mountain slope. In well-drained rocky loam, in full sun. Biotic effect: roadside.

-19.38852832.8178616
108525 Funtumia africana9 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11119 P Bester PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
Gorongosa National Park, Muzamba River Gorge, 23 km SW from Inhaminga and 86 km ENE from Gorongosa Town.0Mozambique1834D2MS191

Tree 12 m tall. Rare.-x000D- Habitat: Forest on moderately steep SW-facing limestone hill slope. In well-drained loam, in light shade. No biotic effect seen.

-18.55966734.8730836
109264 Gymnosporia mossambicensis subsp. mossambicensis11 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11144 M Jordaan PRE
BNRH
Gorongosa National Park, 11 km NNW from Condué and 33 km SW of Inhaminga, Nhamfisse/Zamambo Gorge.0Mozambique1834D2MS148

Tree 0.4m tall , with cream-coloured flowers and orange fruit, growing in forest understorey. Occasional.-x000D- Habitat: Forest on a N-facing limestone hill slope. In well-drained loam, in dappled shade. No biotic effect seen.

-18.63389734.8074726
108864 Helichrysum candolleanum10 Apr 2013P Bester
P Bester 11587 J Ready PRE
BNRH
Lumadi Forest area, ± 7.4 km SE of Matias and 26 km W of Bela Vista.0Mozambique2632A4M44

Herb, 0.22 m tall. Bracts white. Occasional. Growing in level open woodland in well-drained sandy soil in full sun on a plain. Biotic effect: none seen.

-26.34416732.4030286
108528 Holarrhena pubescens8 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11109 P Bester PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
± 10 km SSW of Inhaminga and ± 100 km ENE of Gorongosa Town.0Mozambique1834B4MS285

Tree 2 m tall with green fruit. Occasional.-x000D- Habitat: In open woodland on a plain. In well-drained sand, in full sun. Biotic effect: roadside.

-18.49113934.9908336
108529 Holarrhena pubescens13 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11172 P Bester PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
Gorongosa National Park, 5 km NNW from Condué and 37 km SW of Inhaminga.0Mozambique1834D2MS308

Tree 4.2 m tall with green fruit. Occasional.-x000D- Habitat: Open woodland on the gentle NE-facing slope of a plain. In well-drained loam, in light shade. Biotic effect: roadside.

-18.68416934.8210866
108321 Hypoestes forskaolii subsp. forskaolii10 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11131 KB Vollesen PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
Gorongosa National Park, 4 km NNW of Conduè and 38 km SSW of Inhaminga.0Mozambique1834D2MS306

Herb 0.3 m tall; flowers white with purple markings. Growing in closed woodland in light shade on a plain. In well-drained loam. Occasional.

-18.69350034.8256116
108896 Impatiens cecilii subsp. cecilii15 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11200 P Bester PRE
BNRH
Chimanimani Mountains, ± 72 km SW of Chimoio.0Mozambique1932B4MS1278

Succulent herb 0.14 m tall. Flowers white to purple or pink. Abundant.-x000D- Habitat: Forest on a SE-facing slope. In damp loam, in medium shade. Biotic effect: roadside.

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112020 Jamesbrittenia carvalhoi15 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11191 P Bester PRE
BNRH
Chimanimani Mountains, ± 68 km WSW of Chimoio.0Mozambique1932B4 MS1672

Herb 0.6 m tall. Flowers white with orange throat. Aromatic. Occasional.-x000D- Habitat: Forest on a SE-facing mountain slope. In damp loam, in light shade. Biotic effect: roadside.

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108325 Justicia monechmoides10 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11130 KB Vollesen BNRH
Gorongosa National Park, 4 km NNW from Condué and 38 km SSW from Inhaminga, W of ranger's post.0Mozambique1834D2MS306

Herb 0.32 m tall with purple flowers Occasional.-x000D- Habitat: Closed Brachystegia woodland on a plain. In well-drained loam, in light shade. No biotic effect seen.

-18.69350034.8256116
110130 Leucas glabrata9 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11120 JJ Meyer PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
Gorongosa National Park, Muzamba River Gorge, 23 km SW from Inhaminga and 86 km ENE from Gorongosa Town.0Mozambique1834D2MS226

Herb 0.32 m tall with white flowers. Occasional.-x000D- Habitat: Open shrubland on a limestone plateau. In well-drained sand, in full sun. No biotic effect seen.

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112022 Manulea parviflora var. parviflora11 Apr 2013P Bester
P Bester 11590 P Bester PRE
BNRH
Maputo Elephant Reserve, between Canhe and Gima, ± 25 km SSE of Bela Vista.0Mozambique2632D1M24

Herb, 0.36 m tall. Occasional. Growing in level grassland in well-drained sandy soil in full sun on a plain. Biotic effect: grazed.

-26.56005632.7280006
112100 Melhania acuminata var. acuminata9 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11125 P Bester PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
Gorongosa National Park, Muzamba River Gorge, 23 km SW from Inhaminga and 86 km ENE from Gorongosa Town.0Mozambique1834D2MS226

Herb 0.32 m tall with yellow flowers and brown fruit. Abundant.-x000D- Habitat: Open shrubland on a limestone plateau. In well-drained sand, in full sun. Biotic effect: roadside.

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110669 Microcoelia exilis12 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11163 C Archer PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
Gorongosa National Park, 11 km NNW from Condué and 33 km SW of Inhaminga, Nhamfisse/Zamambo Gorge.0Mozambique1834D2 MS224

Epiphyte 0.08 m tall with white flowers growing on the bark of various trees including Teclea sp., Androstachys johnsonii and Euphorbia sp. Common.-x000D- Habitat: Open woodland on a limestone plateau, in light shade. No biotic effect seen.

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108327 Neuracanthus africanus9 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11114 JE Burrows PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
Gorongosa National Park, Muzamba River Gorge, 23 km SW from Inhaminga and 86 km ENE from Gorongosa Town.0Mozambique1834D2MS223

Suffrutex 0.26 m tall. Occasional.-x000D- Habitat: Open shrubland on a limestone cliff-top. In well-drained loam, in full sun. No biotic effect seen.

-18.56230634.8729176
111279 Oldenlandia corymbosa var. caespitosa14 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11180 JE Burrows PRE
BNRH
Catapu, ± 20 km NNE of Inhaminga and ± 28 km SSW of Caia.0Mozambique1835A1MS85

Herb 0.24 m tall; flowers pink to white. Occasional.-x000D- Habitat: Closed woodland on a plain. In well-drained sand, in light shade. Biotic effect: disturbed.

-18.03994435.2020286
108558 Oncinotis tenuiloba9 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11117 P Bester PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
Gorongosa National Park, Muzamba River Gorge, 23 km SW from Inhaminga and 86 km ENE from Gorongosa Town.0Mozambique1834D2MS233

Climber. Rare..-x000D- Habitat: Forest on a steep NE-facing slope of limestone gorge. In well-drained loam, in deep shade. No biotic effect seen.

-18.55997234.8733336
108328 Phaulopsis imbricata subsp. imbricata15 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11189 KB Vollesen BNRH
Chimanimani Mountains, ± 68 km WSW of Chimoio.0Mozambique1932B4MS1278

Herb 0.44 m tall. Flowers white. Rare.-x000D- Habitat: Grassland on a NE-facing mountain slope. In well-drained sand, in full sun. Biotic effect: roadside.

-19.36785032.8606006
108564 Pleiocarpa pycnantha13 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11174 P Bester PRE
BNRH
Levasflor, ± 19 km NE of Condué and ± 21 km SSW of Inhaminga.0Mozambique1834D2MS273

Resprouting at base after fire. Rare.-x000D- Habitat: Forest on a plain. In well-drained loam, in medium shade. Biotic effect: roadside.

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110825 Polygala gazensis15 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11199 BC Turpin PRE
BNRH
Chimanimani Mountains, ± 72 km SW of Chimoio.0Mozambique1932B4MS1278

Shrub 0.86 m tall. Flowers purple. Rare.-x000D- Habitat: Forest on a SE-facing mountain slope. In damp loam, in light shade. Biotic effect: roadside.

-19.39331732.8319866
112277 Rhoicissus revoilii11 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11153 P Bester PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
Gorongosa National Park, 11 km NNW from Condué and 33 km SW of Inhaminga, Nhamfisse/Zamambo Gorge.0Mozambique1834D2MS225

Shrub 1.8 m tall. Occasional.-x000D- Habitat: Open woodland on a limestone plateau. In level well-drained sand, in full sun. No biotic effect seen.

-18.63618134.8091506
108576 Saba comorensis11 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11152 P Bester PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
Gorongosa National Park, 11 km NNW from Condué and 33 km SW of Inhaminga, Nhamfisse/Zamambo Gorge.0Mozambique1834D2MS161

Climber. Common.-x000D- Habitat: Forest in a limestone gorge. In level well-drained loam, in light shade. No biotic effect seen.

-18.63191734.8088896
108577 Saba comorensis12 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11157 P Bester PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
Gorongosa National Park, 11 km NNW from Condué and 33 km SW of Inhaminga, Nhamfisse/Zamambo Gorge.0Mozambique1834D2MS161

Climber with white, pleasantly and sweetly scented flowers; fruit green. Occasional.-x000D- Habitat: Forest on a limestone cliff-top. In level well-drained sand, in full sun. No biotic effect seen.

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108658 Secamone filiformis18 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11204 P Bester PRE
BNRH
Sunset Beach, 5 km S of Chidenguele.0Mozambique2434C3GI41

Climber with green fruit growing next to radio mast, twining amongst other vegetation. Milky latex. Rare.-x000D- Habitat: Thicket on a SW-facing slope. In well-drained sand, in full sun. Biotic effect: disturbed.

-24.95713934.1894176
112121 Strychnos madagascariensis18 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11207 M Jordaan PRE
BNRH
Sunset Beach, 5 km S of Chidenguele.0Mozambique2434C3GI32

As Strychnos gerrardii in BMRH. Tree, 4 m tall; fruit glaucous green (pale green). Growing in campsite (street of dune), on coastal dune in disturbed open woodland on a N-facing slope. In well-drained sand, in full sun. Occasional.

-24.95713934.1894176
112144 Strychnos madagascariensis15 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11181 M Jordaan PRE
BNRH
Msikaba Lodge at Chicamba Dam, ± 41 km WNW of Chimoio.0Mozambique1933A1MS631

Tree 3.6 m tall. Growing in garden in front of Lodge Rooms. Occasional.-x000D- Habitat: Savanna on a plain. In well-drained sand, in full sun. Biotic effect: disturbed.

-19.04102833.0656676
109850 Synadenium cameronii12 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11164 RH Archer JJ Meyer PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
Gorongosa National Park, 11 km NNW from Condué and 33 km SW of Inhaminga, Nhamfisse/Zamambo Gorge.0Mozambique1834D2MS219

Succulent 1.8 m tall. Growing in shallow soil between limestone dome and accumulated sandy biotic material. Glands yellow with green flowers. Leaves speckled pink-maroon (especially obvious abaxially). Milky latex. Common.-x000D- Habitat: Open woodland on

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110857 Thalictrum rhynchocarpum15 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11190 P Bester PRE
BNRH
Chimanimani Mountains, ± 72 km WSW of Chimoio.0Mozambique1932B4MS1278

Herb 0.4 m tall. ?Immature flowers cream-coloured. Occasional.-x000D- Habitat: Forest on a SE-facing mountain slope. In damp loam, in light shade. Biotic effect: roadside.

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110365 Turraea zambesica11 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11151 M Jordaan PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
Gorongosa National Park, 11 km NNW of Conduè and 33 km SW of Inhaminga.0Mozambique1834D2MS138

Tree 6 m tall with yellow fruit; seed orange. Growing in forest in limestone gorge in light shade. In well-drained loam. Occasional.

-18.63322234.8106676
108661 Tylophora apiculata11 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11136 PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
Gorongosa National Park, 10 km NNW from Condué and 34 km SW of Inhaminga, Nhamfisse/Zamambo Gorge.0Mozambique1834D2MS217

Creeper growing on floor of small patch of forest next to dry riverbed. Rare.-x000D- Habitat: Closed woodland on a limestone plain. In well-drained sand, in light shade. No biotic effect seen.

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108853 Vernonia colorata subsp. colorata12 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11170 PPJ Herman PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
Gorongosa National Park, 7.8 km NNW from Condué and 36 km SW of Inhaminga, c. 7 km W of ranger's post near Condué.0Mozambique1834D2MS248

Tree or shrub 4 m tall with purple disc flowers only - most plants just starting to flower. Occasional.-x000D- Habitat: Open woodland on a plain. In well-drained sand, in full sun. Biotic effect: roadside.-x000D- -x000D- J.E. Burrows has a photo of the same plant.

-18.66905634.8033616
110877 Ziziphus abyssinica13 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11175 M Jordaan PRE
BNRH
Catapu, ± 20 km NNE of Inhaminga and ± 28 km SSW of Caia.0Mozambique1835A1MS273

Tree 4.8 m tall; fruit green with yellow and reddish tinge. Growing on a plain in open woodland in full sun. In well-drained sand. Occasional.

-18.04027835.2020836
110880 Ziziphus mauritiana17 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11206 M Jordaan PRE
BNRH
3.7 km SSE of Pambarra and 16 km WSW of Vilanculos.0Mozambique2235A1GI24

Single-stemmed tree 4.5 m tall; flowers yellow-green; fruit green, growing between tar road and petrol station in open woodland in full sun. In well-drained sand. Occasional.

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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 Pieter Bester.
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