Cliffortia linearifolia Eckl. & Zeyh.

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Cliffortia linearifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Connemara, World's View, Nyanga

Cliffortia linearifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Connemara, World's View, Nyanga

Cliffortia linearifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Connemara, World's View, Nyanga

Cliffortia linearifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Connemara, World's View, Nyanga

Cliffortia linearifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Connemara, World's View, Nyanga

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Status: Native
Description:
Ericoid shrub up to 2 m tall with rigid erect branches. Leaves densely clustered on small shoots, mostly 3-foliolate; leaflets linear, up to 9 mm long, stiff, hairless with thickened margins (but not rolled under), mid vein beneath very vonspicuous; stipules triangular, straw-coloured. Flowers unisexual on different shrubs, very small, among the clustered leaves; male flowers always with 4 stamens.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: linearifolia: with linear leaves
Habitat: Along mountain river banks.
Altitude range: (metres) Above 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Border mountains of Mozambique and Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
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Images last updated: Monday 10 August 2015
Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 249.

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 70.

Mendes, E.J. (1978). Rosaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 25 - 26. (Includes a picture).

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 134 - 136. (Includes a picture).


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


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: Cliffortia linearifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125430, retrieved 25 November 2017

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