Heteromorpha stenophylla Welw. ex Schinz
var. transvaalensis (Schltr. & H. Wolff) P.J.D. Winter

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Heteromorpha stenophylla var. transvaalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Susurumba, Juliasdale.

Heteromorpha stenophylla var. transvaalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Susurumba, Juliasdale.

Heteromorpha stenophylla var. transvaalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Susurumba, Juliasdale.

Heteromorpha stenophylla var. transvaalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Susurumba, Juliasdale.

Heteromorpha stenophylla var. transvaalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Susurumba, Juliasdale.

Heteromorpha stenophylla var. transvaalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Susurumba, Juliasdale.

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Synonyms: Heteromorpha transvaalensis Schltr. & H. Wolff
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Suffrutex or small shrub up to 2 m high. Stem usually single, slender, greenish, smooth. Leaves variable, up to c. 20 cm long, pinnate or 3-foliolate, sometimes leaves or parts of it not fully divided into separate leaflets; leaflets narrowly elliptic to slightly lanceolate, up to 9 cm long, entirely hairless, sharply pointed to somewhat rounded at the apex; margin entire but distinctly thickened. Flowers small greenish-yellow, in double umbels 7-10 cm in diameter, terminal on main stem and on lateral branches. Fruit a small capsule, obovoid, 3-9 mm long.
Notes: Although var. stenophylla and var. transvaalensis are both claimed to occur in Mozambique by some authors, we have put all specimens under var. transvaalensis until more details are available. Var. stenophylla is said to differ in more elliptic leaflets with a rounded apex.
This species is generally very similar to H. involucrata but can be distinguished by the narrower leaflets which are entirely hairless; generally smaller less densely flowered inflorescences and more greenish flowers.
Derivation of specific name: stenophylla: narrow-leaved
Habitat: In woodland, often in miombo and on rocky hillsides.
Altitude range: 800 - 1900 m
Flowering time:Feb - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa
Mozambique distribution: N,T,MS
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Content last updated: Tuesday 28 May 2019
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 722. As Heteromorpha stenophylla (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 20.

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 18.

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Flora of Malawi: Heteromorpha stenophylla var. transvaalensis
Flora of Zambia: Heteromorpha stenophylla var. transvaalensis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Heteromorpha stenophylla var. transvaalensis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Heteromorpha stenophylla
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Heteromorpha stenophylla
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Heteromorpha stenophylla
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Heteromorpha stenophylla
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Heteromorpha stenophylla
JSTOR Plant Science: Heteromorpha stenophylla
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Heteromorpha stenophylla
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Heteromorpha stenophylla
The Plant List (version 1.1): Heteromorpha stenophylla
Tropicos: Heteromorpha stenophylla


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: Heteromorpha stenophylla var. transvaalensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143130, retrieved 16 June 2019

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