Buchnera chimanimaniensis Philcox

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Buchnera chimanimaniensis

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Chikukwa, lower Chimanimani Mts

Buchnera chimanimaniensis

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

Buchnera chimanimaniensis

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

Buchnera chimanimaniensis

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

Buchnera chimanimaniensis

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

Buchnera chimanimaniensis

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

Buchnera chimanimaniensis

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

Buchnera chimanimaniensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes towards Mt Binga, Chimanimani National Reseve.

Buchnera chimanimaniensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes towards Mt Binga, Chimanimani National Reseve.

Buchnera chimanimaniensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes towards Mt Binga, Chimanimani National Reseve.

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Status: Native
Description:
Erect, decumbent or straggling annual or short-lived perennial herb, up to c. 35 cm tall, restricted to quartzite grasslands of the Chimanimani Mountains. Leaves linear up to c. 30 mm long, sparsely covered in minute appressed hairs or almost hairless; margin entire. Flowers pale blue to mauve, in clusters at the ends of branches, elongating into short spikes up to 4.5 cm long when fruiting. Capsule oblong, c. 4.5 × 2 mm.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: chimanimaniensis: of the Chimanimani mountains
Habitat: In grassland, usually in sheltered places among rocks.
Altitude range: 915 - 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Chimanimani Mts of Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Content last updated: Monday 23 December 2019
Literature:

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 10.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 147.

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 77.

Philcox, D. (1987). New Species of Buchnera (Scrophulariaceae) from Southern Tropical Africa Kew Bulletin 42(1) Page 208.

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 121 - 123. (Includes a picture).

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Buchnera chimanimaniensis
African Plant Database: Buchnera chimanimaniensis
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Buchnera chimanimaniensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Buchnera chimanimaniensis
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Buchnera chimanimaniensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Buchnera chimanimaniensis
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Buchnera chimanimaniensis
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Buchnera chimanimaniensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152030, retrieved 26 May 2020

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