Records confirmed by Jo Osborne

Confirmations: 30

The following is a list of the records confirmed by Jo Osborne in species name order.

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NoSpeciesRecord dateRecorder(s)Coll.Det.Conf.HerbariaHabitatLocationLoc code(s) Outing codePlanted code Country QDSGrid ref.FZ DivAlt. (m)NotesLatLongLoc Acc Code
59406Anemone transvaalensis20 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
BT Wursten P Ballings PB2284 BT Wursten J Osborne BR
In wet boggy depression in montane grassland Plateau between Mt Nhamudimu and Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts 168320Mozambique1933C3MS1668

Erect herb up to 90 cm high; leaves crowded near the base; flowering stem purple brown, hairy; flowers creamy white with a heart of yellow stamens. One specimen see at collection site but occasional in the area

-19.76069033.0915407
62022Anemone transvaalensis21 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
H Matimele HM2091 BT Wursten J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Edaphic poor nutrient grassland. Small valley North-east of Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts168320Mozambique1933C3MS1673

Herb 1 m, white sunlight flowers like, maroon stems, hairy stems.

-19.75722233.0932787
59590Antherotoma naudinii19 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
BT Wursten P Ballings PB2271 BT Wursten J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Growing in extensive colonies in bare area in rocky grassland; disturbed by old wood fire. Northern slopes below Mt Binga, Chimaniani Mts 168320Mozambique1933C1MS1178

Small unbranched annual herbs 8-18 cm tall; flowers in terminal heads, c 1-1.5 cm in diameter; mauve-pink. Generally very common in the area

-19.74936033.0426907
59589Antherotoma senegambiensis var. senegambiensis19 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
BT Wursten P Ballings PB2269 BT Wursten J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
On a wooded grassy slope next to a small stream Northern slopes below Mt Binga, Chimaniani Mts 168320Mozambique1933C1MS1178

Scrambling herb; branches up to 1 m long, reddish, with long, whitish, spreading hairs; flowers violet. Several specimens at collection site; generally frequent in the area

-19.74936033.0426907
59135Begonia sonderiana16 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
BT Wursten P Ballings PB2203 BT Wursten J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
In crevice on a quartzite sandstone rocky ledge Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts168320Mozambique1933C1MS1395

Somewhat fleshy herb; stems and branches bright red; leaves very asymmetric at the base, yellowish-greenwith reddish margins; fruit flreshy bright red, winged. One specimen seen at collection site; occassional in the area

-19.74393033.0254807
59536Bersama swynnertonii18 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
M Silva-Jones P Ballings PB2247 BT Wursten A Mapaura J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Riverine forest patch near stream in rocky brachystegia-Uapaca woodland Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts 168320Mozambique1933C1 MS1478

Tree c. 7 m tall; leaves imparipinnate; fruit woody with a very wrinkled surface, c. 2 cm in diameter, splitting into 4 valves. One specimen seen at collection site

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59352Buchnera chimanimaniensis17 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
J Hadj-Hammou JHH015 BT Wursten J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Growing on sparsely wooded grassy slopes among quartzite-sandstone rocks Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts 168320Mozambique1933C1 MS1478

Erect herb to 30 cm. Flrs mauve. Few flowered heads clustered at top of stems. Several stems. Locally common

7
61862Buchnera chimanimaniensis21 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
J Hadj-Hammou JHH050 BT Wursten J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Grassland among quartzite sandstone boulders. In sun. Saddle above small valley below Nhamudimu, Chimanimani Mts168320Mozambique1933C3 MS1787

Erect perennial herb to 40 cm. Growing in patches. Thin stem, reddish. Thin leaves. Purple fls.

7
59418Buchnera subglabra20 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
BT Wursten P Ballings PB2281 BT Wursten J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
In boggy montane grassland on quartzitic sandy soils Plateau between Mt Nhamudimu and Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts168320Mozambique1933C3 MS1668

Erect herb up to 40 cm high; leaves in a basal rosette, appressed to the soil; flowering stem sparsely branched towards the top, leafless except for one pair of small bract-like spreading leaves; flowers mauve. Common in the collection site

7
59575Buchnera wildii24 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
BT Wursten P Ballings PB2317 BT Wursten J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
On moist grassy slope on quartzite sandy soil; full sun Small valley North-east of Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts 168320Mozambique1933C3 MS1687

Unbranched herbs up to 40 cm high; leaves mostly near the base and on the lower stem; flowers in a short, dense terminal head, mauve-purple, densely white hairy in the corolla throat. Common at this site

7
66990Buchnera wildii27 Oct 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
A Mapaura AM709 BT Wursten J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Grassland, growing in full sun on E-facing slope towards a stream. No surface rocks seen. Plateau between Mutandani and Mucandue rivers, eastern Chimanimani Mts 168330Mozambique1933C3 MS1116

Whole plant slightly pubescent. 30 cm tall. Few plants seen.

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59304Cyphia mazoensis16 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
A Mapaura AM654 BT Wursten J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Twining in grasses in rocky mistbelt Brachystegia woodland. Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts 168320Mozambique1933C1MS1355

Note by Joan Osborne: Slender foliage + habit close to C. rogersii S. Moore from South Africa. See note in FZ for differences.

-19.74460033.0309307
59458Cyphia mazoensis17 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
BT Wursten P Ballings PB2241 BT Wursten J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Twining among grasses on steep rocky slope Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts 168320Mozambique1933C1MS1648

Delicate twining herb, up to 30 cm long; flowers white. Several specimens seen at collecton site; generally fairly frequent in the area

-19.74277033.0132507
59596Dissotis princeps var. princeps18 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
BT Wursten P Ballings PB2256 BT Wursten J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Along a stream among bracken in Protea-wooded grassland Valley below Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts 168320Mozambique1933C1MS1654

Soft-wooded shrub up to 2.5 m high; flowers in terminal racemose clusters, violet; peducles, pedicels and calyces purple-red with long whitish bristly hairs. Extensive colony at collecting site; locally common in the area

-19.74176033.0082007
59423Dissotis pulchra20 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
BT Wursten P Ballings PB2277 BT Wursten J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Boggy area in montane grassland, flooded by small stream Plateau between Mt Nhamudimu and Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts 168320Mozambique1933C3 MS1690

Branched small woody shrubs, up to 75 cm high, leaves very rough to the tough, mostly brownish and deep green; inflorescences terminal, pyramydal, branched; all flowers finished only bare inflorescence branches with persistent remaining calyces left. Extensive colony seen at collection site

7
59405Dissotis swynnertonii17 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
BT Wursten P Ballings PB2235 BT Wursten J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
In shelter of quartzite sandstone rockface Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts 168320Mozambique1933C1 MS1608

Shrub, c.1.7m tall; leaves dark green,tinged purple-brown, with rough hairs on the upper surface, paler green below ; not flowering. Only the one specimen seen

7
74714Graderia scabra28 Oct 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
J Timberlake
K Mutasa
J Timberlake JT6021 BT Wursten J Osborne K
Schistose grassland, among grass tufts. Mevumodzi River Valley, eastern Chimanimani Mts.168330Mozambique1933C3MS1239

Herb from woody rootstock, trailing. Large axillary pink flowers.

-19.79311133.1353897
74788Graderia scabra2 Nov 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
A Mapaura AM726 BT Wursten J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Grassland on deep schist soils. Along path from Mevumodzi River valley toward The "Anthill" plateau, Chimanimani mountains 168330Mozambique1933C3MS1284

Flowers pink flowers. Most plants not flowering or fruiting; flowers fall off easily. Small hairs on green stem and leaves. Most likely paratisizing grasses. Few plants seen.

-19.81170033.1321007
74796Graderia scabra2 Nov 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
A Mapaura AM729 BT Wursten J Osborne SRGH
K
Quartzite grassland, in shallow soil that has collected on rocks. Above stream flowing from Bakoramambo towards Mevumodzi, Chimanimani mountains. 168330Mozambique1933C3MS1440

Pink flowers. Flowers fall off easily. Small hairs on green stem and leaves. Most likely parasitizing grasses. Two plants seen, one flowering.

-19.82638033.1044007
59414Heterotis canescens20 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
BT Wursten P Ballings PB2280 BT Wursten J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Boggy area in montane grassland, flooded by small stream Plateau between Mt Nhamudimu and Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts 168320Mozambique1933C3MS1690

Mostly unbranched erect herbs up to 80 cm high; flowers violet pink. small colony seen, far less numerous at colection site than Dissotis pulchra

-19.76562033.0836007
61658Lobelia cobaltica17 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
J Hadj-Hammou JHH025 BT Wursten J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Growing under quartzite-sandstone rocks and boulders.Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts 168320Mozambique1933C1 MS1683

Decumbent herb to 20 cm. Cobalt blue flowers. Milky, sticky latex. Hairy stem and leaves. Woody and branching at base. Locally common.

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61659Lobelia cobaltica17 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
H Matimele HM2063 BT Wursten J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Steep slopes on shaded quartzite sandstone boulder. Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts168320Mozambique1933C1 MS1660

Scrambling herb to 50 cm tall, leaves green as well as stems, flowers large and dark blue.

7
59548Morella chimanimaniana23 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
BT Wursten P Ballings PB2305 BT Wursten J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
In grassland; apparently only on gravelly schist soils, not on quartzite Small valley North-east of Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts 168320Mozambique1933C3 MS1679

Small shrubby suffrutex with several unbranched ascending to erect stems up to 45 cm long, growing from a strong woody rootstock; no flowers or fruits seen

7
59293Myrothamnus flabellifolius16 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
A Mapaura AM649 BT Wursten J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
In shallow soil among rocks in mistbelt Brachystegia tamarindoides woodland.Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts 168320Mozambique1933C1MS1390

-19.74538933.0305836
74715Olea chimanimani28 Oct 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
J Timberlake
K Mutasa
J Timberlake JT6015 BT Wursten J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Coarse white sand among grass clumps. Mevumodzi River Valley, eastern Chimanimani Mts.168330Mozambique1933C3 MS1342

Slender herb to 30cm. Stem leafless. Terminal white spreading flowers, 5-petalled.

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59362Oxalis semiloba subsp. semiloba17 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
J Hadj-Hammou JHH024 BT Wursten J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Growing amongst grasses and sedges between sandstone rocks on slopes. Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts 168320Mozambique1933C1MS1635

Erect herb to 20 cm. Flrs violet with green tube. Growing in clusters.

-19.74277833.0134177
59531Protea wentzeliana18 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
BT Wursten P Ballings PB2259 BT Wursten J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
In grassland on quartzite sands along a stream Valley below Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts 168320Mozambique1933C1 MS1657

Low subshrub, branching from the base, up to 60 cm high; leaves grey-green velvelvety often pink-tinged along the margin; flowerheads few together in a terminal cluster; creamy-white; bracts tinged red

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59313Pterocelastrus echinatus17 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
H Matimele HM2058 BT Wursten J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Quartzite slopes grassland Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts 168320Mozambique1933C1MS1611

Tree up to 3 m tall, leaves dark green and pale underneath, white flowers.

-19.74330633.0146117
59315Pterocelastrus echinatus17 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
H Matimele HM2066 BT Wursten J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Steep slopes of quartzite rock Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts 168320Mozambique1933C1MS1668

Tree up to 3 m tall, leaves green, fruits pale green turning yellow

-19.74175033.0129727
61631Wahlenbergia capillacea subsp. tenuior17 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
H Matimele HM2064 BT Wursten J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Steep slopes on quartzite sandstone grassland Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts 168320Mozambique1933C1MS1668

Scrambling herb to 15 cm tall, leaves green as well as stems, flowers blue bell shaped

-19.74175033.0129727


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Records confirmed by Jo Osborne.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/utilities/utility-display-confirmations-by-person.php?person_id=771, retrieved 16 December 2019

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