Mitrasacmopsis quadrivalvis Jovet

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Mitrasacmopsis quadrivalvis

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

Mitrasacmopsis quadrivalvis

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

Mitrasacmopsis quadrivalvis

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

Mitrasacmopsis quadrivalvis

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

Mitrasacmopsis quadrivalvis

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

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Synonyms: Diotocranus lebrunii Bremek.
Diotocranus lebrunii Bremek. var. sparsipilus Bremek.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally very common
Status: Native
Description:
Slender annual herb, 8-40 cm high. Stems square, hairless or sparsely hairy. Leaves opposite, seesile or very shortly petiolate, elliptic-lanceolate, 0.8-3.2 cm long, somewhat rough above, hairless beneath or ciliate on the midrid; margin entire sometimes rolled under. Flowers in few-flowered terminal heads, small, white, pink or pale mauve. Capsule c. 2 mm wide, unusually shaped, cordate and bilobed at the baseand an apical obtuse beak c. 1 mm long, densely roughly pubescent.
Notes: The specimens in the images (PB2218) are the first record for Mozambique, a considerable extention of the range as it sofar has been recorded within the Flora zambesiaca area only from Northwestern Zambia. It was very common at the location of the record forming extensive almost weedy colonies.
Derivation of specific name: quadrivalvis: with four valves.
Habitat: Woodland, edges of vleis, moist mossy earthbanks and sandy places in rocky areas.
Altitude range: 1100 - 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Burundi, DRC, Tanzania, Mozambique and Madagascar.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
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Content last updated: Friday 21 November 2014
Literature:

Timberlake, J., Darbyshire, I., Wursten, B., Hadj-Hammou, J., Ballings, P., Mapaura, A., Matimele, H., Banze, A., Chipanga, H., Muassinar, D., Massunde, J., Chelene, I., Osborne, J., Shah, T. (2016). Chimanimani Mountains: Botany and Conservation. Report produced under CEPF Grant 63512. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London. Pages 47 - 48.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 104 - 105. (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 98.

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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: Mitrasacmopsis quadrivalvis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=189600, retrieved 30 October 2020

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