Records determined by Bernard Verdcourt

Determinations: 37

The following is a list of the records determined by Bernard Verdcourt 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
73526Alangium chinense6 Dec 1966TM Müller
TM Müller 583 B Verdcourt SRGH
Growing towards edge of evergreen forest as an understorey tree.Beneath the Mtarazi Falls, Nyanga.540Zimbabwe1832B4 E1200

30 ft tree with straight relatively thin bole; the bark is grey, thin and smooth.

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80927Ampelocissus obtusata subsp. kirkiana28 Feb 1996DK Harder
DK Harder 3573 B Verdcourt K
Collections in degraded miombo woodland on Kalahari sand. Kaoma District; ca. 6.4 km NE of Kaoma on Kaoma-Kasempa Road 2 km S of Kalamba village.0Zambia1424D2B1200

Vine; sometimes climbing, young stems with red coloration; fruit green, yellow to red to purple.

-14.73722224.7836115
80928Ampelocissus obtusata subsp. kirkiana10 Mar 1997B Luwiika
B Luwiika 602 B Verdcourt B Luwiika K
Collecting along the Sinazongwe/Choma RoadChoma District; Collecting along the Sinazongwe/Choma Road, 11.6 km from the junction. 0Zambia1627C4S1200

Vine, climbing to 3 m, rare. Stems smooth red-brown, woody; leaves smooth, dark green above, light underneath; fruits purplish-black when ripen.

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80929Ampelocissus obtusata subsp. kirkiana10 Mar 1997B Luwiika
B Luwiika 606 B Verdcourt B Luwiika K
Collecting along the Sinazongwe/Choma RoadChoma District; Collecting along the Sinazongwe/Choma Road, 11.6 km from the junction. 0Zambia1627C4S1200

Vine, rare, climbing to 2 m. Stems woody, light green with dark brown tint; fruits light green, ripening to blood red; leaves rough, dark green above, light underneath.

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80930Ampelocissus obtusata subsp. kirkiana22 May 1994HH Schmidt
HH Schmidt 1455 B Verdcourt K
In miombo woodlands, flats and grassy areas. At base of Mututa Ridge. Granitic soils. Chinsali District; 22.4 km NE of junction with Mbesuma Ranch road on road to Chilunda Primary School. 0Zambia0932C4N1180

Vine, prostrate along ground. Stems reddish. Fruits pinkish-red. Uncommon in woodland flats.

-9.86444432.3397225
81255Cayratia gracilis17 Feb 1995DK Harder
DK Harder 2709 B Verdcourt K
Collections from among and around exposed granite and in surrounding grasses, cracks and pockets in rock. Solwezi District; Jirundu Botanical Reserve, 9.4 km W of Solwezi-Mwinilunga Hwy. (ca. 90 km from Solwezi) on road to village and Kambezi Primary School then ca. 1.5 km W on footpath. 0Zambia1125C4W1470

Frequent; twiner to 4 m on shrubs and elsewhere; nodes purple; plant mostly pale green; immature fruit green.

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81256Cayratia gracilis19 Mar 1995DK Harder
DK Harder 2904 B Verdcourt K
Collections on rocky outcrops and near cultivations in rich soil. Lusaka District; Nachitete River Road, Chipapa village, along electrical powerline; ca. 20 km along access road and cleared section along powerline. 0Zambia1528D1C1290

Rare; climber; in woodland; stems succulent; immature fruit shiny green.

-15.59194428.5125005
81257Cayratia gracilis21 Feb 1997B Luwiika
B Luwiika 434 B Verdcourt B Luwiika K
Boiling Pots, rain forestLivingstone District; Victoria Falls, Boiling Pots, rain forest. 1200Zambia1725D4S860

Climbing plant; stems dark green with a brown tint; flowers bright purple with yellow stamen; fruits shiny green.

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81258Cayratia gracilis11 Mar 1997HH Schmidt
HH Schmidt 2495 B Verdcourt K
In miombo woodland and adjacent riverine community. Disturbed by human habitation. Kalomo District; Travelling northwest on the Kalomo Road (D 714), toward the southern entrance to Kafue National Park. Ca. 65 km from Kalomo. 1000ZambiaS1080

Vine; climbing in vegetation. Flowers pale green, anthers yellow, "collar" green-yellow. Young fruits smooth, shiny, green. Common along river.

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81378Cissus petiolata17 Feb 1995DK Harder
DK Harder 2712 B Verdcourt K
Collections from among and around exposed granite and in surrounding grasses, cracks and pockets in rock. Solwezi District; Jirundu Botanical Reserve, 9.4 km W of Solwezi-Mwinilunga Hwy. (ca. 90 km from Solwezi) on road to village and Kambezi Primary School then ca. 1.5 km W on footpath. 0Zambia1125C4 W1470

Occasional; climber on low shrubs; woody stem bases; calyx green; petals light green; nectary disk yellow; ovary yellow-orange; stigma red; immature fruit green.

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81788Cyphostemma bororense10 Mar 1997B Luwiika
B Luwiika 610 B Verdcourt B Luwiika K
Collecting along the Sinazongwe/Choma RoadChoma District; Collecting along the Sinazongwe/Choma Road, 11.6 km from the junction. 0Zambia1627C4S1200

Vine, climbing to 4 m. Stems light green with spines; leaves light green, smooth; fruits smooth, light green.

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81791Cyphostemma buchananii1 Mar 1997NB Zimba
NB Zimba 1012 B Verdcourt K
Brown clay-sandy soils in mopane-Combretum woodland. Sinazongwe District; Kaneule Island on Lake Kariba. 1990Zambia1727B3S530

Vine, creeping along a Combretum to 4 m, occasional in woodland. Leaves green, rough to touch. Fruits green with short white hairs.

-17.30000027.6000004
81792Cyphostemma buchananii14 Mar 1997NB Zimba
NB Zimba 1131 B Verdcourt K
Mopane woodland.Gwembe District; Siavonga area, Mutulanganga PFA No. 183, 35.4 km from Siavonga Boma along Siavonga-Lusaka Road in mopane woodland. 0Zambia1628B3S420

Climbing on young vegetation to 1.5 m, occasional. Stems and leaves light green. Fruits ripening to red, fleshy and yellow inside.

-16.28333328.7166675
81793Cyphostemma congestum19 Mar 1995DK Harder
DK Harder 2906 B Verdcourt K
Collections on rocky outcrops and near cultivations in rich soil. Lusaka District; Nachitete River Road, Chipapa village, along electrical powerline; ca. 20 km along access road and cleared section along powerline. 0Zambia1528D1C1290

Occasional; in woodland; on smaller shrubs; nodes with red spots; fruits a light, dull green.

-15.59194428.5125005
81796Cyphostemma crotalarioides1 Mar 1996NB Zimba
NB Zimba 721 B Verdcourt K
Kaoma District; 3 km NW along Kaoma-Lukulu Road from junction of Kaoma-Mongu Road. 0ZambiaB1050

Vine; to 0.5 m; growing under the thickets; leaves green; fruits berry-like, ripening to black-red.

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81797Cyphostemma gigantophyllum19 Mar 1995DK Harder
DK Harder 2908 B Verdcourt K
Collections on rocky outcrops and near cultivations in rich soil. Lusaka District; Nachitete River Road, Chipapa village, along electrical powerline; ca. 20 km along access road and cleared section along powerline. 0Zambia1528D1C1290

Occasional; climber; in woodland; nodes red; fruits green with white hairs.

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81798Cyphostemma gigantophyllum2 Mar 1997DK Harder
DK Harder 3933 B Verdcourt K
Slightly disturbed woodland near recent village. Soil rocky quartz with steep ravine. Gwembe District; ca. 9.1 km NW of Sinazeze and Choma-Maamba intersection on road to Choma, collections from hill miombo vegetation type along deviation in road. 0Zambia1727C4S780

Spreading along ground; not at all climbing; occasional; nodes deep red, young fruit light green.

-17.92777827.3441675
81800Cyphostemma gigantophyllum8 Mar 1997NB Zimba
NB Zimba 1087 B Verdcourt K
Secondary hill miombo soil type. Silted rocks-sandy combination.Choma District; 43.8 km from Choma along Choma-Namwala Road, just adjacent to Ngonga River, Simubara-Marundu Hills. 0Zambia1626B4S1100

Arising from big rootstock between rocks. Stems green, appearing red on nodes. Fruits light green with long white hairs. Pedicels red.

-16.43333326.9166675
81804Cyphostemma kirkianum12 Feb 1995NB Zimba
NB Zimba 521 B Verdcourt K
Solwezi District; 18.2 km along St. Francis Road past Chief Kapizimpanga Village (Palace). 0Zambia1226D1W0

Common liana; trailing on ground; in woodland; pedicel of fruit brick red; leaves hairy; stem covered with red long hairs.

-12.50000026.5000004
81805Cyphostemma kirkianum5 Mar 1995NB Zimba
NB Zimba 691 B Verdcourt K
WoodlandKasempa District; 13.2 km W of Kalombe Primary School in Chief Kasempa's Area; 35 km from Kasempa along the road to Ndenda National Forest. 0Zambia1325B3W1230

Creeping plant; abundant; in woodland; stem green with red hairs; leaves green; fruits green, peduncle reddish.

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81806Cyphostemma lovemorei2 Mar 1997DK Harder
DK Harder 3958 B Verdcourt K
At base of Chilamalila Hill in grazed thorn scrub with large boulders and rocky soils. Gwembe District; 19.1 km W of intersection of road to Sinazongwe and Choma-Maamba Road; then S then E 6.2 km on road towards Sialwala Primary School; also Maamba Waterworks. 0Zambia1727A4S420

Clambering on low shrubs; occasional; petiole and rachis red; tendrils, and flowers light yellow; stigma red.

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81807Cyphostemma lovemorei14 Mar 1997NB Zimba
NB Zimba 1135 B Verdcourt K
Mopane woodland.Gwembe District; Siavonga area, Mutulanganga PFA No. 183, 35.4 km from Siavonga Boma along Siavonga-Lusaka Road in mopane woodland. 0Zambia1628B3S420

Creeping to trailing among grasses. Stems pale green. Leaves smooth, light green. Fruits light green ripening to red, slimy and yellow inside.

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81808Cyphostemma lynesii15 Mar 1997DK Harder
DK Harder 4054 B Verdcourt K
Collection along valley bottom above Musaya stream, in Tonga (Sigongo) Reserve. Siavonga District; Zambezi Escarpment; along Malenga stream; ca. 14.4 km W of intersection of T2 (Kafue-Chirundu Road) and road to Siavonga/Kariba (MI5). 0Zambia1628B3S730

Climbing vine, by means of tendrils; viscous hairs on plants; base of tendrils and nodes of inflorescence branches red; young fruit green becoming red; petals cream at base, deep purple-red at lobes; anthers yellow; stigma purple-red.

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81809Cyphostemma lynesii14 May 1994HH Schmidt
HH Schmidt 1361 B Verdcourt K
Fine sand to rocky soils, primarily granite, feldspar and mica.Mpika District; North Luangwa National Park; Elephants Playground; ca. 14.0 km SE of Mano Camp. 910Zambia1132D2N880

Vine, climbing in trees; sticky glandular. Fruits red at maturity with red glands.

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81812Cyphostemma princeae22 Feb 1995NB Zimba
NB Zimba 572 B Verdcourt K
Mwinilunga District; Lwawu Mission ca. 47 km W of Mwinilunga; 4.7 km W of Lwawu mission, along Lushimba River. 0Zambia1124C1W1280

Scandent shrub; in woodland; from large root; leaves rough; fruit green to red, ripening to black; stem red.

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81815Cyphostemma subciliatum26 Feb 1995DK Harder
DK Harder 2783 B Verdcourt K
Collections in riverine forest above source and in surrounding woodland of Uapaca, Aframomum; Pteridium. Ikelenge District; Zambezi Source National Heritage Site; 18.0 km S of Ikelenge then 4.8 km E on access road from Ikelenge-Mwinilunga Rd. 1140Zambia1124A4W1500

Occasional; in woodland; stems, tendrils, peduncles, and speckling on abaxial leaf surfaces red; fruit light green to deep purple.

-11.36638924.3722225
83006Nesaea cordata15 Mar 1997DK Harder
DK Harder 4038 B Verdcourt K
Collection along valley bottom above Musaya stream, in Tonga (Sigongo) Reserve. Siavonga District; Zambezi Escarpment; along Malenga stream; ca. 14.4 km W of intersection of T2 (Kafue-Chirundu Road) and road to Siavonga/Kariba (MI5). 0Zambia1628B3S730

In muddy area; near stream; plant light green; calyx light green; petals bright purple; anthers yellow; fruit light green.

-16.44166728.5819445
83437Rhoicissus tridentata17 Feb 1995DK Harder
DK Harder 2706 B Verdcourt K
Collections from among and around exposed granite and in surrounding grasses, cracks and pockets in rock. Solwezi District; Jirundu Botanical Reserve, 9.4 km W of Solwezi-Mwinilunga Hwy. (ca. 90 km from Solwezi) on road to village and Kambezi Primary School then ca. 1.5 km W on footpath. 0Zambia1125C4W1470

Occasional; vine; to 3 m in shrub; lower stem woody, upper light green with brown; young buds green, turning red.

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83438Rhoicissus tridentata10 Mar 1997B Luwiika
B Luwiika 601 B Verdcourt B Luwiika K
Collecting along the Sinazongwe/Choma RoadChoma District; Collecting along the Sinazongwe/Choma Road, 11.6 km from the junction. 0Zambia1627C4S1200

Vine, rare. Stems woody, greyish-brown; leaves dark green above, light with greyish-brown soft hairs underneath; fruits green to reddish-brown forming a cluster.

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95325Spermacoce senensis10 Mar 1958JWH Giess
H Merxmüller
H Merxmüller 2048 B Verdcourt WIND
Caprivi: Grootfontein-North/Caprivi Strip district: Andara, close vicinity of rest camp.0Namibia (Caprivi Strip)1821A20

Notes: Plants annual, flowers pale blue.

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83786Striga gesnerioides18 Feb 1997HH Schmidt
HH Schmidt 2298 B Verdcourt K
On the escarpment and down valley to the Zambezi River. Mopane-Terminalia woodland with lithosol-cambisol soils. Livingstone District; Trust Land directly east of Mosi Oa Tunya National Park. Below Victoria Falls, along Sonqwe Gorge, 9.2 km east of the Lusaka-Livingstone Road.106,1200ZambiaS850

Herb; 35 cm erect, parasitic. Stems burgundy-purple. Calyx green. Corolla pale purple, white in throat. Uncommon.

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83991Tinospora caffra5 Feb 1995DK Harder
DK Harder 2615 B Verdcourt K
Collections from within disturbed and undisturbed forest habitat. Mwekera Forest College; (Mwekera) Botanical Reserve; ca. 0.25 km NE of Mwekera Dam/Reservoir; near bee house. 0Zambia1228C4W1320

Climber; to 4 m on shrubs; stems red-brown; immature fruit green.

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83992Tinospora caffra22 Feb 1997HH Schmidt
HH Schmidt 2350 B Verdcourt K
Along the escarpment and into the gorge, exiting to the Zambezi River. In Mopane-Terminalia woodland with cambisol-luvisol soil. Kalomo District; 27 km east of the Lusaka-Livingstone Road. On the road to Mukumi Village. 0ZambiaS870

Liana; climbing in vegetation up to 10 m. Stems grey with raised lenticels, wood soft. Leaves thick, fleshy. Fruits green turning pale yellow-orange, immature.

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84105Vangueria infausta subsp. infausta31 Jan 1995DK Harder
DK Harder 2536 B Verdcourt K
In miombo woodland once grazed. Soil silty, sand and hard-packed clay. Kabwe Rural District; Chisamba. Ca. 7 km W of Great North Road on road to Wardy Farm, collections on farm between farm house and Wangwe (sp?) River at western edge of property. 0Zambia1528C3C1140

Frequent; shrub; in miombo woodland; young shoots with light brown hairs; young fruits soft and light green; fruits edible.

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84106Vangueria infausta subsp. infausta17 Feb 1995B Luwiika
B Luwiika 54 B Verdcourt B Luwiika K
Collecting from rock outcrop in Jirundu plains/swampSolwezi District; Jirundu National Forestry Reserve (Botanical Reserve). 95 km E of Solwezi/Mwinilunga Road, near the Kambizhi Primary School.0Zambia1125C4W1470

Tree; to ca. 5 m; trunk and stems dark brown; leaves rough on both sides dark green adaxially, lighter abaxially with small hairs; fruits round, two-seeded, dark; occasional; on rocky outcrop.

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84112Vangueriopsis lanciflora28 Feb 1995B Luwiika
B Luwiika 103 B Verdcourt B Luwiika K
Miombo woodlandMwinilunga District; Ikelenge; Kavunga Protected Forest Area; adjacent to Hillwood Farms' Nchila Wildlife Reserve at Hillwood Farms; ca. 3.5 km E of Ikelenge. 1520Zambia1124A4W1350

Tree; ca. 7 m tall; bark reddish-brown; leaves dark green adaxially, light green abaxially.

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84176Vitex mombassae22 May 1994HH Schmidt
HH Schmidt 1411 B Verdcourt K
Along secondary road to radio transmitting tower. In rocky woodlands, with large boulders, slopes, and open areas. Predominantly granite, well eroded. Chinsali District; 24.5 km NW of junction with Isoka-Mpika road (T2); on the road to Mbesuma Ranch.0Zambia1032C4N1550

Tree; 5 m x 5 cm DBH. Bark grey, very rough. Leaves rough, pubescent. Fruits green with pale yellowish spots. Among rocks.

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Records determined by Bernard Verdcourt.
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