Melhania acuminata Mast.
var. agnosta (K. Schum.) Wild

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Melhania acuminata var. agnosta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Entrance parking White Rhino Cave, Matobo National Park.

Melhania acuminata var. agnosta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Entrance parking White Rhino Cave, Matobo National Park.

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Synonyms: Melhania obtusa N.E. Br.
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Status: Native
See var. acuminata for general details. This variety differs in the more narrowly oblong leaves, somewhat smaller flowers and the brown stellate hairs which are intermixed with the grey indumentum on the epicalyx, inflorescence and branches. Both varieties can be found in similar habitats.
Derivation of specific name: acuminata: with a long, drawn-out point or acuminate, referring to the epicalyx lobes.
Habitat: In open deciduous woodland and Brachystegia woodland
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 25.

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 80.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 107.

Wild, H. (1960-1). Sterculiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 532 - 533.

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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: Species information: Melhania acuminata var. agnosta., retrieved 22 June 2024

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