Richardia scabra L.

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Richardia scabra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Western slopes Mt Shangani, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Richardia scabra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

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Synonyms: Richardsonia scabra (L.) St.-Hil.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Introduced
Description:
Perennial (or possibly annual) herb. Very similar to Richardia brasiliensis. This species can best be distinguished by the larger flowers with triangular lobes 2.5 × 1.5 mm and leaves that are mostly hairless above except for near the margins.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: scabra: scabrid or rough
Habitat: In disturbed ground, roadsides and as a weed of cultivated land.
Altitude range: 600 - 1500 m
Flowering time:Aug - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Native to Central and South America.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Literature:

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 74.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 92.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 99.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 191 - 193. (Includes a picture).

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Richardia scabra.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156700, retrieved 16 July 2018

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