Myrothamnus flabellifolius Welw.

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Myrothamnus flabellifolius

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Whaleback near Zembe along Sussundenga road

Myrothamnus flabellifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

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Synonyms:
Common names: Resurrection bush (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate, ascending or erect subshrub, growing up to 1 m, occasionally taller. The plants completely dry up in winter and seem to be dead but spring back to life within hours after the first shower of rain. Flowers much reduced in small catkin-like inflorescences, sexes separate.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: A constituent of shallow soil over rock, crevices and rocky hillsides in full sun.
Altitude range: 500 - 1900 m
Flowering time:Oct - Mar
Worldwide distribution:
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 31 May 2014
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 215. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 26.

Mendes, E.J. (1978). Myrothamnaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 69 - 71. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 89.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Pages 10 - 11.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 125.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 96.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Myrothamnus flabellifolius

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Myrothamnus flabellifolius
African Plant Database: Myrothamnus flabellifolius
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Myrothamnus flabellifolius
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Myrothamnus flabellifolius
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Myrothamnus flabellifolius
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Myrothamnus flabellifolius
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Myrothamnus flabellifolius
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Myrothamnus flabellifolius
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Myrothamnus flabellifolius
JSTOR Plant Science: Myrothamnus flabellifolius
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Myrothamnus flabellifolius
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Myrothamnus flabellifolius
The Plant List (version 1.1): Myrothamnus flabellifolius
Tropicos: Myrothamnus flabellifolius


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Myrothamnus flabellifolius.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125310, retrieved 16 July 2019

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