Location: The Corner, Chimanimani Mts

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Map of the Corner

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View towards Mozambique with the Musapa Gap and the higher peaks of the Chimanimanis in the background

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View towards Muhohwa Falls and the foothills of the Chimanimanis

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Muhohwa Falls

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Pool below Muhohwa Falls

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Layered rock formations with strong quartzite content

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Raffia Pool, Muhohwa River

General Information

Quarter degree square: 1932D2

Country: Zimbabwe

Habitat: Mountainous mozaic of grassland, woodland and evergreen forest, largely on rocky or sandy quartzite soils.

Altitude range: c. 1200 - 1600

Annual rainfall:

Location (short):

Location (detailed): The Corner does not fall within the Chimanimani National Park (as defined by us here) and records from this location have not been included under the Chimanimani NP.


The Corner owes its name to the fact that the area is like a small isolated corner of Zimbabwe, surrounded on 3 sides by the Mozambique border. It forms the Northern end of the Chimanimani Mt and contains the same quartzite rocks and soils of that mountain range. It has the relative advantage of being generally lower and therefore is more easily accessible. Quite a number of the (near-)endemic plant species, which have adapted to the mineral-rich soils can also be found here, such as Buchnera chimanimaniensis. There are also other rare or unusual species found, which not necessarily restricted to the quartzite soils, such as Gladiolus zimbabweensis, Cynorkis anisoloba or the as yet undescribed Ceropegia sp. no 1. It is also one of the very few places in Zimbabwe where the palm Raphia farinifera can be found.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Location details: The Corner, Chimanimani Mts.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/location-display.php?location_id=65, retrieved 19 April 2024

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