Procris crenata C.B. Rob.

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Procris crenata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near upper Nhamassa River, Mt Gorongosa

Procris crenata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa

Procris crenata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa

Procris crenata

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Slopes of Mt Mabu.

Procris crenata

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Slopes of Mt Mabu.

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Synonyms: Procris wightiana sensu Rendle
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb without stinging hairs, often epiphytic or lithophytic, with succulent stems 1-2 cm thick and 40-50 cm long. Leaves towards the end of the stems, opposite with one leaf in a pair reduced in size or absent, thus appearing alternate. Lamina up to 12 cm long, asymmetrically lanceolate-elliptic; margin serrate. Flowers in clusters, axillary or along the stems below the leaves, unisexual with male inflorescences rather rare.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: crenata: crenate or scalloped (though usually serrate on the leaf margin).
Habitat: In the understorey of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread but never common in highlands of tropical Africa and Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 21 February 2009
Literature:

Friis, I. (1991). Urticaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Pages 101 - 103. (Includes a picture).

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 82.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Procris crenata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Procris crenata
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Procris crenata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120620, retrieved 20 November 2017

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