Records determined by Gail Renehan

Determinations: 3

The following is a list of the records determined by Gail Renehan 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
81096Bidens 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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82456Harungana 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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83282Piliostigma 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, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Records determined by Gail Renehan.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/utilities/utility-display-determinations-by-person.php?person_id=604, retrieved 13 December 2019

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