Sopubia mannii Skan
var. tenuifolia (Engl. & Gilg) Hepper

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Sopubia mannii var. tenuifolia

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Slopes towards Mt Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

Sopubia mannii var. tenuifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Opposite slope above valley below Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts

Sopubia mannii var. tenuifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge on Mt Shangani, eastern Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique.

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Synonyms: Sopubia dregeana Benth. var. tenuifolia Engl. & Gilg
Common names:
Status: Native
See var. mannii for general details and comparison. This variety is distinguished by the leaves which are sometimes 3-5-fid and more loosely arranged on the stems; the inflorescences are less dense with slightly larger flowers.
Derivation of specific name: mannii: after Gustav Mann, 19th Century British colonial representative in the Gulf of Guinea, who collected plants in that area. and collected the type specimen.
tenuifolia: with slender, narrow leaves
Habitat: In wet and drier grassland, along streams and in rocky habitats.
Altitude range: 1000 - 2500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Caprivi-Namibia, Botswana Sierra leone, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 6 December 2014

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Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 176.

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

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Flora of Botswana: Sopubia mannii var. tenuifolia
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Flora of Zambia: Sopubia mannii var. tenuifolia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Sopubia mannii var. tenuifolia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sopubia mannii
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sopubia mannii
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sopubia mannii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sopubia mannii
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Sopubia mannii
Tropicos: Sopubia mannii
Wikipedia: Sopubia mannii

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: Sopubia mannii var. tenuifolia., retrieved 14 November 2019

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