Records determined by Jo Osborne

Determinations: 44

The following is a list of the records determined 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
74630Afrocarum 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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61699Alectra picta18 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
H Matimele HM2073 J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Steep slopes on cliffs Small pass on ridge North of Mt Peza, Chimanimani Mts 168320Mozambique1932D2MS1889

Herb to 50 cm tall, green leaves, dark brown stems, flowers yellow with brown vertical lines outside petals, fruits orange. Scattered locally

-19.74275032.9998617
61711Alectra picta18 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
H Matimele HM2081 J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Steep slopes in a thicket vegetation on cliffsSmall pass on ridge North of Mt Peza, Chimanimani Mts 168320Mozambique1932D2MS2008

Herb to 50 cm tall, green leaves, dark brown stems, flowers yellow with brown vertical lines outside petals, fruits orange

-19.74311132.9993067
62137Alectra picta22 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
J Timberlake JT5976 J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
In lush vegetation between sheltered sandstone boulders. With Phillipia and low shrubs. Slopes towards Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts.168320Mozambique1933C3MS1785

Herb to 20cm. Yellow flowers. Dark green leaves, purplish stems

-19.75364933.0913177
61757Alectra sessiliflora var. senegalensis17 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
BT Wursten P Ballings PB2238 J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Among grasses and boulders on quartzite sandstone rocks Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts 168320Mozambique1933C1MS1649

Erect unbranched herb, up to 20 cm high; flowers yellow

-19.74276033.0132607
61929Alectra sessiliflora var. senegalensis16 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
A Mapaura AM652 J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Growing in grassland between quartzite rock boulders. Slopes of Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts. 168320Mozambique1933C1MS1455

Both flowers and roots yellow. Stem slightly sticky. Fairly common locally.

-19.74577233.0303317
61887Antidesma vogelianum16 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
A Mapaura AM644 J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Slope below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts. 168320Mozambique1933C1MS1392

A 4m tall tree with reddish fls. New leaves reddish.

-19.74391733.0256947
73690Aspilia pluriseta subsp. pluriseta15 Nov 2015I Darbyshire
A Banze
I Darbyshire 936 J Osborne K
LMA
Ndzou
Small area of open wet grassland with patch of swamp forest with Uapaca lissopyrena and Syzygium cordatum; drier parts of grassland cut and burnt fairly recently. Thick peaty soil, drying out in some areas.Chimanimani foothills, Maronga, between Comeni's compound and Murere River.440Mozambique1933C3MS270

Erect caespitose herb to 50 cm tall. Involucral bracts green, slightly reflexed. Ray and disc florets deep yellow; disc florets with exserted brown stamens.

-19.96861133.1027787
73986Aspilia pluriseta subsp. pluriseta8 Nov 2015A Banze
A Banze 337 J Osborne K
LMA
Open woodlandChimanimani, Ndombeni forest going up to the hill.440Mozambique1933C1MS841

Herb about 0.50 m tall, stems with hairs, leaves crushed has aromatic smell.

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98355Aspilia pluriseta subsp. pluriseta3 Jul 2015A Banze
A Banze 284 J Osborne K
LMA
Chimanimani, Zomba450Mozambique1933C4MS187

Herb 30 - 50 cms, flowers yellow.

-19.87777833.2641116
61954Basananthe pseudostipulata17 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
J Osborne Growing under rocks and in caves where they receive very little light. Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts. 168320Mozambique1933C1MS1673

A creeper with cream flowers. Young branches either green or maroonish with tendrils which cling to grasses.

-19.74194433.0124447
66965Buchnera chimanimaniensis28 Oct 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
J Timberlake
K Mutasa
K Mutasa KM009 J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Open quartzite sandstone grassland, growing in sand amongst rock. Mevumodzi Valley upstream from Eastern Lakes, eastern side of Chimanimani mountains 168330Mozambique1933C3 MS1339

Small herb about 20 cm tall with purple flowers. Stem purple with young branches green but turning purple when mature. Leaves narrow and smooth when young, becoming rough when mature. Roots lateral.

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62019Buchnera subglabra21 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
J Hadj-Hammou JHH043 J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Edaphic, nutrient-poor grassland with Loudetia, Costularia and Xyris, scattered with sandstone rocks Slopes towards Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts.168320Mozambique1933C3 MS1673

Erect annual herb to 15 cm. Reddish stem. Basal rosette of lvs. Violet fls. Terminal infl. Scattered.

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73654Crassocephalum × picridifolium14 Nov 2015I Darbyshire
A Banze
I Darbyshire 899 J Osborne LMA
Seasonally wet open grassland with sandy-peaty soils, some areas now dried out and with more sandy soil; scattered small trees and bushes of Maprounea africana, Aeschynomene, Dissotis and Eriosema; and small patches of swamp forest.Chimanimani foothills, Maronga, Wandowani, west of Comeni's compound.440Mozambique1933C3MS340

Erect herb c. 1 m tall, stems fleshy. Involucral bracts green; florets yellow-orange.

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74019Cyanotis arachnoidea24 Jun 2015A Banze
JA Massunde
MR Cheek
JA Massunde JM7 J Osborne K
LMA
Ndzou
Floresta de montanha, solos franco arrenoso com predominancia de muitas rochas e maior ocorrencia da Brachystegia glaucescensFloresta Thekeza a 250m do acampamento seguindo o caminho local na escalagem da montanha rodeado de pedras450Mozambique1933C3MS495

Planta verde acastanhado, flor azul-branco

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61876Cyphostemma montanum18 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
A Mapaura AM677 J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
In quartzite grassland with Protea.Slopes of ridge North of Mt Peza, Chimanimani Mts168320Mozambique1933C1MS1739

Small yellowish flowers, reddish stem and green fruits. Ripe fruits black. only few specimens seen

-19.74338933.0051947
74025Dianella ensifolia2 Jul 2015A Banze
JA Massunde
MR Cheek
JA Massunde JM13 J Osborne K
LMA
Ndzou
Floresta de montanha, solos franco arrenoso com predominancia de muitas rochas e maior ocorrencia da Brachystegia glaucescensFloresta Thekeza no cume da montanha rodeado de pedras450Mozambique1933C3 MS537

Capim de muitas folhas com antera comprido com cerca de 1m altura, folhas lanceoladas paraleninevias, flor azul acastanhado

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61708Diospyros whyteana18 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
H Matimele HN2079 J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Steep slopes in a thicket vegetation on cliffsSmall pass on ridge North of Mt Peza, Chimanimani Mts 16830Mozambique1932D2MS2008

Shrub, 1 m height, leaves green, fruits green covered by a huge calyx. Single individual locally seen

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98341Emilia discifolia2 Jul 2015A Banze
A Banze 265 J Osborne K
LMA
Thequeza forest, along Thequeza river.450Mozambique1933C3MS549

Herb about 50 cms tall, dark green leaves, yellow flowers.

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75366Gnidia 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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75368Gnidia 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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75371Gnidia 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.

-12.41908331.2901006
73684Helichrysum nudifolium var. nudifolium15 Nov 2015I Darbyshire
A Banze
I Darbyshire 929 J Osborne K
LMA
Ndzou
Small area of open wet grassland with patch of swamp forest with Uapaca lissopyrena and Syzygium cordatum; drier parts of grassland cut and burnt fairly recently. Thick peaty soil, drying out in some areas.Chimanimani foothills, Maronga, between Comeni's compound and Murere River.440Mozambique1933C3MS270

Erect herb to 70 cm tall; foliage silvery-green. Florets pale golden-yellow.

-19.96861133.1027787
73983Helichrysum nudifolium var. nudifolium8 Nov 2015A Banze
A Banze 334 J Osborne K
LMA
GrasslandChimanimani, Ndombeni forest, in the grassland.440Mozambique1933C1MS841

A herb about 0.50 to 1 m tall, inflorescence terminal, yellow flowers.

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61877Hibiscus burtt-davyi18 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
A Mapaura AM667 J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Growing in quartzite grassland, with many rock boulders in the mist zone. Small pass on ridge north of Mt Peza.168320Mozambique1932D2MS1977

Stems and flowers hairy. Petals pink and white. Leaves 3-5 lobed. All flowers terminal and in bunches. 50 -60 cm tall. Locally common.

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74735Lobelia erinus27 Oct 2014J Timberlake
K Mutasa
J Timberlake JT5994 J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Schistose grassland, associated with old termite mounds. near Rio Mucano/Rio Mufomodzi, Chimanimani mountains. 168330Mozambique1933C3MS1120

Annual herb to 30cm. Few small narrow leaves, +/- leafless, basal leaves rounded. Flowers in terminal inflorescence, small, lilac.

-19.81605633.1561117
74024Ochna natalitia2 Jul 2015A Banze
JA Massunde
MR Cheek
JA Massunde JM12 J Osborne K
LMA
Ndzou
Floresta de montanha, solos franco arrenoso com predominancia de muitas rochas e maior ocorrencia da Brachystegia glaucescensFloresta Thekeza no cume da montanha rodeado de pedras450Mozambique1933C3MS537

Arbusto de 3m altura, caule liso folhas simples dentada alternadas

-19.90905633.1882787
61695Phyllanthus hutchinsonianus18 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
J Hadj-Hammou HJJ039 J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Amongst quartzite-sandstone rocks in open grassy plain, growing with grasses and Euphorbia on a slope. Western slope below small pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts (very close to border with Zimbabwe).168320Mozambique1932D2MS1887

Entangled branches. Thick low bush. Growing in cluster. 70 cm high. Fls pendulent. Whitish-green corolla, pale green at bottom of petals.

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61717Protea welwitschii18 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
H Matimele HM2086 J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Woody and rocky grassland on steep slopes Northern slopes below Mt Peza, Chimanimani Mts 168320Mozambique1933C1MS1779

Shrub to 2.5 m tall, too hairy green mature leaves, pale green younger leaves. Common locally

-19.74330633.0038337
61950Selago anatrichota17 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
A Mapaura AM663 I Darbyshire J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Sheltered places beside rock boulders. More plants were seen in the area also in sheltered places. Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts.168320Mozambique1933C1 MS1653

Stem growing mainly horizontally. Sweet scented lilac flowers. Most plants flowering.

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62085Selago anatrichota17 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
H Matimele HM2065 I Darbyshire J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Under sandstone boulder on a steep slopes Northwestern slopes between Mt Dombe and Mt Peza, Chimanimani Mts.168320Mozambique1933C1 MS1668

Woody herb to 50 cm tall, leaves green, flowers pale blue. Single individual seen.

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61852Solanum retroflexum21 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
A Mapaura AM680 J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Somewhat disturbed patch in rocky grassland.Slopes towards Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts.168320Mozambique1933C3MS1735

Several plants both in flower and fruit.

-19.75562033.0925717
61866Sopubia mannii var. tenuifolia21 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
J Hadj-Hammou JHH048 J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Grassland, forming a patch of Sopubia. Slopes towards Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts 168320Mozambique1933C3MS1778

Erect perennial herb to 60 cm, fls mauve-pink with darker pink ring in centre. Stem is dark red. Thin lvs curved upwards, sessile, pale green. Sometimes multiple stems. Locally common.

-19.75322233.0918617
61956Sopubia mannii var. tenuifolia17 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
J Hadj-Hammou JHH027 J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Growing with grass in open quartzite soils Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts168320Mozambique1933C1MS1720

Erect herb to 40 cm tall. Flrs light pink with dark pink streaks on petals and dark pink throat. Locally common.

-19.74166733.0104177
62142Utricularia livida25 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
J Timberlake JT5984 J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Seepage on rock amid grass clumps. Growing in moss. Slopes of Mt Binga on gariempero path, Chimanimani Mts. 168320Mozambique1933C3MS1658

Annual herb to 3cm. Small mauve lipped flowers, 1 or 2 per plant. No leaves.

-19.76645633.0972517
61945Utricularia pentadactyla17 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
A Mapaura AM660 J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Grasslands on mountain slopes. Surface very rocky with Xyris spp. Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts.168320Mozambique1933C1MS1614

With a 5-lobed petal almost palmate. Purple flowers. Fairly common on these slopes.

-19.74333333.0140007
73726Vernonia muelleri subsp. muelleri18 Nov 2015I Darbyshire
A Banze
VR Fijamo
JA Massunde
I Darbyshire 974 J Osborne K
LMA
Ndzou
Amongst sandstone boulders on edge of dry river channel, light riverine forest with Uapaca lissopyrena dominating.Chimanimani foothills, Maronga, Madzireni Forest, Murere River, where path that eventually leads to Mahate meets the river, here the river splitting into three channels, one with rapids, one with shallow slow-flowing water, the third currently dry.440Mozambique1933C3 MS310

Shrub to 3 m tall. Old inflorescences only.

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74021Vernonia muelleri subsp. muelleri2 Jul 2015A Banze
JA Massunde
MR Cheek
JA Massunde JM9 J Osborne K
LMA
Ndzou
Floresta de montanha, solos franco arrenoso com predominancia de muitas rochas e maior ocorrencia da Brachystegia glaucescensFloresta Thekeza no cume da montanha rodeado de pedras450Mozambique1933C3 MS537

Arbusto de flores bracas no topo da planta, folhas simples dentadas alternada

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74009Vernonia wollastonii16 Nov 2015A Banze
A Banze 361 J Osborne K
LMA
Near waterfall.Chimanimani, Maronga, Madzireni, Mudzira forest, Murere river.440Mozambique1933C3MS338

Herb 30 to 50 cm tall, serrated leaves, purple inflorescence.

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61623Wahlenbergia subaphylla subsp. scoparia17 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
BT Wursten P Ballings PB2230 J Osborne K
In cracks of quartzite sandstone rocks Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts 168320Mozambique1933C1 MS1616

Small shrubby herb, c. 25 cm high; apparently leafless and sterile. Only one specimen seen.

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61624Wahlenbergia subaphylla subsp. scoparia22 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
BT Wursten P Ballings PB2299 J Osborne K
Among grasses on steep rocky slope Higher slopes of Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts 168320Mozambique1933C1 MS2048

Erect to somewhat scrambling branched herb, c. 35 cm high; leaves reduced to small scales; flowers in few-flowered terminal racemes; pale blue. Only one specimen seen.

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61628Wahlenbergia subaphylla subsp. scoparia24 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
BT Wursten P Ballings PB2321 J Osborne BR
On a grassy slope next to a small stream. Small valley North-east of Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts. 168320Mozambique1933C3 MS1669

Erect unbranched perennial herb, up to 40 cm high; leaves very few, mall and scale-like; flowers terminal, pale blue. Only one specimen seen.

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61880Zehneria minutiflora18 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
H Matimele
A Mapaura AM670 J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Growing in very wet ground under a rock, in slow flowing water which appears to be the beginning of a stream. Near pass on ridge North of Mt Peza, Chimanimani Mts.168320Mozambique1932D2MS2003

A creeper with white small flowers.

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62136Zehneria minutiflora22 Apr 2014BT Wursten
A Mapaura
P Ballings
J Timberlake
J Hadj-Hammou
J Timberlake JT5975 J Osborne SRGH
K
BR
LMA
Grassy gully in sandstone rocks. In shade, climbing up other shrubs. Slopes towards Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts.168320Mozambique1933C3MS1730

Climbing, trailing slender herb. Flowers small, white; easily falling.

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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 Jo Osborne.
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