Records made by Brian Best

Records: 23

The following is a list of the records made by Brian Best 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
80710 Acacia amythethophylla 11 Feb 1963 EB Best
EB Best 367 RE Gereau MO
Lusaka, near where stream crosses Great East Road below Roma turn-off. 0 Zambia 1528A4 C 1250

Small much branched tree to ca. 5 ft. with dense foliage. Branches straight suberect.

-15.433333 28.266667 5
53236 Actiniopteris dimorpha subsp. dimorpha 8 Feb 1976 EB Best
EB Best 1280 SRGH
In wet soil pockets in rock crevices where water seepage Mkooi Gorge farm, Makoni district. 0 Zimbabwe 1832A4 C 1800

Small gregarious perennial herb having divided leaves on erect stalk +/- 0.1 m.

0.000000 0.000000 2
5461 Alepidea peduncularis 27 Nov 1983 EB Best
EB Best 2065 SRGH
Open grassland Mutema CL, Chipinge District 0 Zimbabwe 1932D3 VN555912 E 1615

Herb with erect flowering stems to c. 30 cm from basal rosette of leaves. Flowers white.

0.000000 0.000000 0
28495 Aristolochia heppii 9 Feb 1984 EB Best
2096 Mukuvisi Woodland 1,2 0 Zimbabwe 1731C3 C 0

0.000000 0.000000 0
24149 Aspidoglossum interruptum 14 Jan 1983 EB Best
EB Best 1955 SRGH
Mukuvisi Woodland, Blatherwick Avenue end 1,2 0 Zimbabwe 1731C3 C

0.000000 0.000000 0
24788 Barleria holubii subsp. holubii 12 Aug 1980 EB Best
EB Best 1415 SRGH
Among rocks at head of valley Matopos National Park, central Wild Area 0 Zimbabwe W 0

Very prickly shrub 60 - 150 cm high and twice as much across

0.000000 0.000000 0
24148 Chironia purpurascens subsp. humilis 18 Dec 1981 EB Best
EB Best 1849 SRGH
Mukuvisi Woodland 1,2 0 Zimbabwe 1731C3 C

0.000000 0.000000 0
81445 Combretum molle 7 Oct 1960 EB Best
EB Best 239 Woodlands, garden in former Brachystegia woodland. Lusaka, woodlands, garden in former Brachystegia woodland. 0 Zambia 1528A4 C 1310

Tree to about 40' branching at about 10-12' DBH=11'. Bark brown/grey, slash yellow. Flowers yellow. Ripe fruits brown.

-15.416667 28.283333 5
52012 Crassula lanceolata subsp. transvaalensis 9 Feb 1984 EB Best
EB Best 2094 Mukuvisi Woodland 1 0 Zimbabwe 1731C3 C 0

0.000000 0.000000 0
84562 Crotalaria glauca 14 Jan 1983 EB Best
EB Best 1950 SRGH
Blatherwick Road end, Mukuvisi Woodland 1,2 0 Zimbabwe 1731C3 C 0

0.000000 0.000000 0
21503 Erianthemum virescens 13 Dec 1983 EB Best
EB Best 2085 SRGH
In carpark, Mukuvisi Woodlands 1,2 0 Zimbabwe 1731C3 C 1472

Parasite on Melia azedarach. Flowers pale green.

0.000000 0.000000 0
82217 Euclea schimperi 21 Apr 1960 EB Best
EB Best 315 Woodlands, somewhat disturbed by fire and cutting. Gloucester Road, woodlands of Lusaka. 0 Zambia C 1280

Bush, 6 feet high. Evergreen. Leaves pale green below would make a good hedge plant.

0.000000 0.000000 0
74852 Helichrysum mechowianum var. ceres 19 Jan 1976 EB Best
EB Best 1258 SRGH
Omasu Farm, Makoni 0 Zimbabwe 1832A4 C 1700

Cited in Wild 1980: 42, Draft Revision Helichrysum for Flora Zambesiaca.

-18.375420 32.379660 5
22960 Ipomoea welwitschii 9 Feb 1984 EB Best
EB Best 2091 SRGH
Mukuvisi Woodlands 1,2 0 Zimbabwe 1731C3 C

0.000000 0.000000 0
24146 Laurembergia repens subsp. brachypoda 14 Jan 1983 EB Best
EB Best 1951 SRGH
Mukuvisi Woodland, Blatherwick Avenue end 1,2 0 Zimbabwe 1731C3 C

0.000000 0.000000 0
74573 Lindernia wilmsii 26 Jan 1982 EB Best
EB Best 1860 SRGH
In shallow stony soil on flat rock in full sun. Mukuvisi Woodland, Harare 1,2 0 Zimbabwe 1731C3 C 1472

Small erect herb with striking blue and white flowers and plum-coloured stem and leaves.

-17.845500 31.086320 5
74583 Micromeria imbricata var. imbricata 18 Dec 1981 EB Best
EB Best 1840 SRGH
Open woodland in shade of tree. Mukuvisi Woodland, Harare 1,2 0 Zimbabwe 1731C3 C 1472

Woody herb with many very erect leafy stems and pale mauve-pink flowers.

-17.845500 31.086320 5
24150 Periglossum mackenii 14 Jan 1983 EB Best
EB Best 1954 SRGH
Mukuvisi Woodland, Blatherwick Avenue end 1,2 0 Zimbabwe 1731C3 C

0.000000 0.000000 0
84525 Prunus cerasoides 4 Apr 1983 EB Best
EB Best 2013 SRGH
Mukuvisi Woodland 1,2 0 Zimbabwe 1731C3 C 0

0.000000 0.000000 0
41882 Selaginella dregei 17 Mar 1984 EB Best
EB Best 2108 SRGH
Shallow soil on flat rock, full sun Twentydales, J.Jones' garden fronting Ruwa river, Harare 0 Zimbabwe 1731C3 C 1500

0.000000 0.000000 2
74176 Sesamum calycinum subsp. pseudoangolense 2 Jan 1982 EB Best
EB Best 1855 H-D Ihlenfeldt SRGH
Road in Parinari woodland. Makabusi (Mukuvisi) Woodland, Harare. 2 0 Zimbabwe 1731C3 C 1470

Erect to somewhat spreading perennial herb with several flower stems from common root. Height c. 1 m. Flowers purple.

5
84587 Sesbania microphylla 8 Mar 1982 EB Best
EB Best 1904 SRGH
Chiraura vlei, Mukuvisi Woodland 1,2 0 Zimbabwe 1731C3 C 0

0.000000 0.000000 0
24147 Steganotaenia araliacea var. araliacea 4 Apr 1983 EB Best
EB Best 2014 SRGH
Mukuvisi Woodland 1,2 0 Zimbabwe 1731C3 C

0.000000 0.000000 0


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Records made by Brian Best.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/utilities/utility-display-records-by-person.php?person_id=6, retrieved 14 December 2018

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