Clutia swynnertonii S. Moore

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Clutia swynnertonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa

Clutia swynnertonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa

Clutia swynnertonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa

Clutia swynnertonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path close to Morumbodzi Falls, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Clutia swynnertonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path close to Morumbodzi Falls, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Clutia swynnertonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path close to Morumbodzi Falls, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

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Synonyms:
Common names: Swynnerton's lightning-bush (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Much-branched shrub, up to c. 4 m. Leaves elliptic-(ob)lanceolate, up to 11 × 4.5 cm, dull green to bluish-green above, paler below, densely hairy on both surfaces, particularly when young; margin entire. Flowers in axillary clusters, yellowish, unisexual on different plants. Fruit round, c. 5 mm in diameter, pale green, pubescent.
Notes: This species is generally similar to Clutia hirsuta, which is a sparsely branched perennial herb, up to c. 1 m tall and never reaches shrub-like proportions.
Derivation of specific name: swynnertonii: named after Charles Francis Massey Swynnerton (1877-1938), well-known naturalist, who first recorded and collected many species of flora and fauna in and around the Chirinda Forest
Habitat: In sub-montane grassland, high rainfall woodland and forest margins, often in ericoid scrub.
Altitude range: 370 - 2130 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 3 July 2012
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 436. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 253.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 41.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Page 131.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 86.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 97.

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Flora of Malawi: Clutia swynnertonii
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Clutia swynnertonii
African Plant Database: Clutia swynnertonii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Clutia swynnertonii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Clutia swynnertonii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Clutia swynnertonii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Clutia swynnertonii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Clutia swynnertonii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Clutia swynnertonii
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Clutia swynnertonii
JSTOR Plant Science: Clutia swynnertonii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Clutia swynnertonii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Clutia swynnertonii
Plants of the World Online: Clutia swynnertonii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Clutia swynnertonii
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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: Clutia swynnertonii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135640, retrieved 14 November 2019

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