Records made by Tony Benn

Records: 74

The following is a list of the records made by Tony Benn 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
112886 Acacia erioloba 18 Jan 2020 T Benn
T Benn Sedibeng Village 0 Botswana 2525C1 SE 1179

iNaturalist record

-25.637240 25.136559 6
112901 Acacia erioloba 2 Oct 2018 T Benn
WA Roland BT Wursten Locality may be occasionally flooded after heavy rain Ledumadum, North Gaborone 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1025

iNaturalist record

-24.592172 25.893727 7
108141 Acacia nigrescens 3 Dec 2018 T Benn
T Benn Serowe 0 Botswana 2226B3 SE 1118

iNaturalist record

-22.414673 26.676775 6
108014 Alectra orobanchoides 2 Mar 2020 T Benn
T Benn BT Wursten Growing underneath Catophractes shrubs. Serowe 0 Botswana 2226B3 SE 1176

iNaturalist record

-22.400034 26.659695 7
108249 Anacampseros subnuda var. subnuda 10 Sep 2002 T Benn
BT Wursten In a sheltered place by a sandstone hillside Serowe. 0 Botswana 2226B3 SE 1192

iNaturalist record

-22.338351 26.701237 6
108250 Anacampseros subnuda var. subnuda 22 Dec 2002 T Benn
BT Wursten In a sheltered place by a sandstone hillside Serowe. 0 Botswana 2226B3 SE 1192

iNaturalist record

-22.338351 26.701237 6
75003 Androcymbium melanthioides 10 Jul 2009 T Benn
BT Wursten In seasonally flooded grassland. Serowe, Central District. 0 Botswana 2226B3 SE 1144

-22.402894 26.673113 7
108011 Antherothamnus pearsonii 10 Mar 2019 T Benn
T Benn Serowe 0 Botswana 2226B3 SE 1204

iNaturalist record

6
108012 Antherothamnus pearsonii 3 May 2001 T Benn
T Benn T Van Der Merwe Mahalapye 0 Botswana 2326B2 SE 1014

iNaturalist record

6
75296 Antizoma angustifolia 12 Oct 2009 T Benn
MA Hyde Near a river with very steep sides, where the bottom has been concreted. Gaborone, Sports ground, Legae Academy. 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1010

-24.648670 25.897409 7
75297 Antizoma angustifolia 8 Sep 2016 T Benn
MA Hyde Flat, sandy soil. Gaborone, residential area 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1030

-24.678129 25.876660 7
75299 Antizoma angustifolia 24 Jan 2015 T Benn
MA Hyde Flat, sandy soil. Gaborone, residential area 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1030

-24.678129 25.876660 7
108013 Aptosimum lugardiae 2 Mar 2020 T Benn
T Benn BT Wursten Growing only on disturbed soil over mammal burrows. Serowe 0 Botswana 2226B3 SE 1197

iNaturalist record

-22.399929 26.649884 6
113707 Asystasia retrocarpa 24 Feb 2020 T Benn
I Darbyshire Open terrain in stunted mopane scrub Along A1 North of Palapye 0 Botswana 2227A3 SE 930

iNaturalist record
This is a first record for Botswana.

-22.477971 27.162707 7
75914 Catophractes alexandri 12 Dec 2008 T Benn
T Benn BT Wursten On a rocky hillside. Serowe. 0 Botswana 2226B3 SE 1176

-22.385184 26.633901 7
107876 Catophractes alexandri 10 Aug 2009 T Benn
Paje, Serowe 0 Botswana 2226B4 SE 1211

iNaturalist record

-22.256963 26.778142 6
75022 Chamaecrista absus 29 Dec 2009 T Benn
BT Wursten In open unused urban area Gaborone 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1026

-24.681820 25.882395 7
75174 Chenopodium carinatum 21 Apr 2008 T Benn
BT Wursten Seasonally wet area. Serowe, Central District. 0 Botswana 2226B3 SE 1144

-22.402894 26.673113 7
108134 Cissus quadrangularis 6 Mar 2019 T Benn
T Benn rocky sides of river Serowe 0 Botswana 2226B3 SE 1145

iNaturalist record

-22.406421 26.662613 7
108210 Commicarpus pentandrus 18 Jan 2020 T Benn
T Benn BT Wursten Sedibeng Village 0 Botswana 2525C1 SE 1176

iNaturalist record

-25.640152 25.131957 6
107886 Convolvulus sagittatus 18 Jan 2020 T Benn
BT Wursten Sedibeng Village 0 Botswana 2525C1 SE 1182

iNaturalist record

-25.637383 25.134750 7
75015 Corbichonia decumbens 12 Dec 2008 T Benn
BT Wursten In rocky hilly area Serowe, Central District. 0 Botswana 2226B3 SE 1180

Common

-22.394147 26.669326 7
75285 Coronopus integrifolius 8 Sep 2016 T Benn
BT Wursten Damp area below a small lake in park. Soil always slightly wet due to seepage. Small park in Broadhurst, Extention 21, Gaborone. 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 993

-24.632304 25.929255 7
75986 Crinum buphanoides 15 Nov 2001 T Benn
BT Wursten Flooded area near residential. Mahalapye 0 Botswana 2326B2 SE 1024

7
75180 Cyathula lanceolata 20 Jan 2015 T Benn
BT Wursten Disturbed open area with scattered trees. Mogoditshane nr Gaborone 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1042

-24.612268 25.849551 7
112291 Cyperus iria 14 Dec 2019 T Benn
C Archer damp area after heavy rains Extension 23, Gaborone 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1030

iNaturalist record

-24.673833 25.874524 7
113712 Cyphostemma omburense 3 Dec 2020 T Benn
T Van Der Merwe T Benn near Kgale hill, Gaberone 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1026

iNaturalist record

-24.681747 25.882595 7
75304 Dalechampia galpinii 3 Nov 2008 T Benn
MA Hyde Steep hillside Kgale Hill, Gaborone, Botswana 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1090

-24.691174 25.874615 7
107396 Dalechampia galpinii 3 Jan 2020 T Benn
BT Wursten Serowe 0 Botswana 2226B3 0

-22.405410 26.662198 7
113806 Denekia capensis 7 Jan 2021 T Benn
T Benn BT Wursten edge of pan. Ledumadumane Gaborone 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1023

iNaturalist record About 15 small plants seen in a small area. They are about 10-20 cm tall.

-24.594223 25.883179 7
112907 Dichrostachys cinerea 3 Jun 2020 T Benn
T Benn BT Wursten Extension 19, Gaborone 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1029

iNaturalist record

-24.673347 25.876675 6
112285 Dicliptera decorticans 26 Jun 2020 T Benn
I Darbyshire Botswana National Botanical Garden, Gaborone 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 983

iNaturalist record

-24.667513 25.944904 7
108084 Dicoma macrocephala 28 Dec 2019 T Benn
T Van Der Merwe BT Wursten Serowe 0 Botswana 2226B3 SE 1205

iNaturalist record

-22.399281 26.654666 6
75281 Drimia altissima 12 Dec 2008 T Benn
BT Wursten Open flat area on hillside. Serowe, Central District. 0 Botswana 2226B3 SE 1176

Plants about 1.2m tall.

-22.385184 26.633901 7
75291 Emex australis 8 Sep 2016 T Benn
MA Hyde Damp area below a small lake in park. Soil always slightly wet due to seepage. Small park in Broadhurst, Extension 27, Gaborone. 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 993

-24.632304 25.929255 7
75302 Euphorbia tirucalli 15 Aug 2008 T Benn
MA Hyde Near Serowe, Botswana 1 Botswana 2226B3 SE 1130

"Though it has been used for hedging almost every yard in Serowe I have not seen mature trees here before" - Tony Benn, 9 September 2016

-22.410239 26.661113 7
75201 Geigeria acaulis 24 Apr 2008 T Benn
BT Wursten Flat, grey soil in seasonally flooded area. Serowe, Central District. 0 Botswana 2226B3 SE 1144

-22.402894 26.673113 7
75322 Gladiolus permeabilis subsp. edulis 12 Apr 2010 T Benn
MA Hyde At edge of informal football field in dry flat sandy soil. Extension 15, Gaborone 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1029

One plant seen.

7
75980 Glinus lotoides var. virens 11 Jan 2009 T Benn
BT Wursten In open rocky soil. Along Yacht Club access road, Gaborone Dam. 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1001

-24.706475 25.902079 7
75191 Gnaphalium purpureum 22 Aug 2016 T Benn
BT Wursten Disturbed ground in residential area. Gaborone West. 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1035

This species has apparently not been recorded from Botswana before.

-24.672140 25.871928 7
75223 Huernia longituba 24 Mar 2016 T Benn
BT Wursten in open Terminalia Sericea woodland on flat sandy soil. Mogoditshane, Gaborone 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1051

-24.638930 25.834590 7
76545 Ipomoea bolusiana 29 Jan 2017 T Benn
BT Wursten In open wooded area. Along A1 opposite Extension 16, Gaborone. 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1034

-24.680050 25.876158 7
108085 Jasminum stenolobum 28 Dec 2019 T Benn
T Van Der Merwe BT Wursten Serowe 0 Botswana 2226B3 SE 1205

iNaturalist record

-22.399281 26.654666 6
75718 Kleinia longiflora 5 Sep 2012 T Benn
T Benn On flat sandy soil Gaborone 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1040

-24.673681 25.857797 7
75198 Leucas capensis 14 Jan 2013 T Benn
BT Wursten Among shrubs near a seasonal riverbed. Mmopane, Gaborone. 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1008

-24.574752 25.861622 7
75318 Limeum fenestratum var. fenestratum 2 May 2010 T Benn
BT Wursten On flat sandy soil Gaborone 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1030

Very common

0.000000 0.000000 2
75288 Limeum sulcatum var. sulcatum 4 Apr 2016 T Benn
BT Wursten Flat sandy soil in open area. Extension 15, Gaborone. 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1028

-24.681734 25.881411 7
75315 Limeum sulcatum var. sulcatum 12 Dec 2009 T Benn
BT Wursten Flat sandy soil. Open area South of Extension 23, Gaborone. 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1032

-24.672815 25.873407 7
75215 Macroptilium atropurpureum 27 Mar 2010 T Benn
BT Wursten Among shrubs by seasonal riverbed. Mmopane, Gaborone 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1006

This appears to be a first record for Botswana as a naturalised species.

-24.572344 25.861497 7
75977 Maerua juncea subsp. crustata 12 Nov 2011 T Benn
BT Wursten In open bushland on sandy soil. Extension 23, Gaborone 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1032

About 40 cm high.

-24.672892 25.872057 7
108185 Melanospermum foliosum 4 Aug 2010 T Benn
T Rebelo At the edge of football pitch. Gaborone West extension 6 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1020

iNaturalist record

-24.654961 25.889621 6
75336 Nerine laticoma 28 Dec 2012 T Benn
BT Wursten Mmopane, Gaborone 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1005

4
113803 Ochna inermis 3 Jan 2021 T Benn
T Rebelo BT Wursten on lower slope of Kgale Hill, Gaborone. 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1038

iNaturalist record

-24.695647 25.875047 7
108209 Pentzia incana 18 Jan 2020 T Benn
T Benn BT Wursten By dry riverbed Sedibeng Village 0 Botswana 2525C1 SE 1176

iNaturalist record

-25.640152 25.131957 6
75194 Ruelliopsis setosa 21 Apr 2008 T Benn
BT Wursten open wooded area by seasonal river bed Serowe, Central District. 0 Botswana 2226B3 SE 1143

7
113794 Salvia runcinata 18 Jan 2020 T Benn
BT Wursten Sedibeng Village 0 Botswana 2525C1 SE 1177

iNaturalist record

-25.636851 25.133257 6
108207 Scabiosa columbaria 18 Jan 2020 T Benn
BT Wursten Abundant in dark grey soil near river Sedibeng Village 0 Botswana 2525C1 SE 1178

iNaturalist record

-25.640835 25.132590 6
108092 Sclerocarya birrea subsp. caffra 4 Jan 2020 T Benn
T Benn Serowe 0 Botswana 2226B3 SE 1139

iNaturalist record

-22.404572 26.676316 6
108093 Sclerocarya birrea subsp. caffra 11 Nov 2019 T Benn
RH Archer A group of trees growing between rocks At base of Kgale hill, Gaberone 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1040

iNaturalist record

-24.699198 25.870318 6
75205 Sebaea pentandra var. burchellii 11 Jul 2009 T Benn
BT Wursten In open mineral rich grassy area that is seasonally waterlogged in summer. Serowe, Central District. 0 Botswana 2226B3 SE 1144

-22.403196 26.672915 7
75207 Sebaea pentandra var. burchellii 15 Aug 2008 T Benn
BT Wursten Rocky riverbed on hillside Serowe, Central District. 0 Botswana 2226B3 SE 1157

-22.398063 26.668197 7
75208 Sebaea pentandra var. burchellii 7 Jul 2009 T Benn
BT Wursten Grassy area in dry winter that is seasonally wet in summer Serowe, Central District. 0 Botswana 2226B3 SE 1129

-22.407661 26.673818 7
75010 Seddera suffruticosa var. hirsutissima 29 Jan 2013 T Benn
BT Wursten Edge of field, c. 5m from seasonal river. Mmopane near Gaborone. 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1009

Small shrub about 70 cm high.

-24.574958 25.861462 7
75935 Senna italica subsp. arachoides 19 Oct 2016 T Benn
BT Wursten In open ground. Mmopane near Gaborone. 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1016

-24.582034 25.839934 7
75025 Stenostelma capense 12 Dec 2008 T Benn
BT Wursten Near a seasonal river. Serowe, Central District 0 Botswana 2226B3 SE 1103

Only one plant seen.

-22.426460 26.679316 7
75965 Stylosanthes fruticosa 14 Dec 2001 T Benn
BT Wursten Mahalapye 0 Botswana 2326B2 SE 1035

0.000000 0.000000 2
113805 Stylosanthes fruticosa 7 Jan 2021 T Benn
T Benn BT Wursten Edge of partly filled grassy pan after very good rains Ledumadumane Gaborone 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1023

iNaturalist record

-24.594223 25.883179 5
75019 Syncolostemon elliottii 15 Apr 2010 T Benn
BT Wursten Near a river Gaborone 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1003

-24.641230 25.887363 7
75316 Thamnosma rhodesica 16 Aug 2008 T Benn
BT Wursten Sandy grassland. Serowe. 0 Botswana 2226B3 SE 1120

Last season's dried plants.

0.000000 0.000000 2
75325 Thamnosma rhodesica 10 Aug 2009 T Benn
T Benn BT Wursten in shallow soil on rocky hillside Serowe, Central District. 0 Botswana 2226B3 SE 1202

Strongly aromatic herb, c. 60 cm high.

-22.391898 26.663701 7
101810 Tribulus terrestris 13 Feb 2019 BT Wursten
P Ballings
T Benn
BT Wursten T Van Der Merwe BT Wursten Very disturbed waste ground under trees Fuel Station, Rumphi. 0 Malawi 1133B2 N 1072

-11.021390 33.862990 7
75330 Viscum tuberculatum 15 Aug 2008 T Benn
BT Wursten Woodland Serowe, Central District. 0 Botswana 2226B3 SE 1235

-22.375685 26.653860 7
113714 Waltheria indica 3 Dec 2020 T Benn
T Benn BT Wursten Extension 15, Gaborone 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1026

iNaturalist record

-24.681747 25.882595 7
76546 Zornia milneana 29 Jan 2017 T Benn
T Benn BT Wursten On open sandy soil. Near dry streambed between Extension 19 and Extension 16, Gaborone. 0 Botswana 2425D2 SE 1025

-24.674049 25.880017 7


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Records made by Tony Benn.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/utilities/utility-display-records-by-person.php?person_id=973, retrieved 28 January 2021

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