Polysphaeria harrisii I. Darbyshire & C. Langa

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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: harrisii: named after Timothy Harris, Botanist at Kew who collected the type specimen.
Habitat: In understorey of forest, at forest margins and on ridges and rocky summits.
Altitude range: 900 - 1600 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: only known from Mt Mabu and Mt Ile in Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N
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Endemic status: Endemic
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Darbyshire, I., Langa. C. & Romeiras, M.M. (2019). A synopsis of Polysphaeria (Rubiaceae) in Mozambique, including two new species Phytotaxa 414(1) Pages 7 - 11. Protologue (Includes a picture).

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 93.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Polysphaeria harrisii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Polysphaeria harrisii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Polysphaeria harrisii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Polysphaeria harrisii
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iNaturalist: Polysphaeria harrisii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Polysphaeria harrisii
JSTOR Plant Science: Polysphaeria harrisii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Polysphaeria harrisii
Plants of the World Online: Polysphaeria harrisii
Tropicos: Polysphaeria harrisii
Wikipedia: Polysphaeria harrisii

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Polysphaeria harrisii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=233000, retrieved 17 April 2024

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