Monsonia burkeana Planch. ex Harv.

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Monsonia burkeana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

Monsonia burkeana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

Monsonia burkeana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

Monsonia burkeana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

Monsonia burkeana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

Monsonia burkeana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

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Synonyms: Monsonia biflora DC.
Monsonia malviflora Schinz
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect shrubby perennial up to 60 cm high with often annual shoots growing from a woody rootstock. Most parts densely covered in short, often gland-tipped hairs, sometimes also with scattered longer hairs. Leaves narrowly oblong or elliptic, 1.5-4 cm long; margin irregularly serrate; petiole 5-14 mm long, usually much shorter than half the length of the leaf lamina; stipules mostly 3-6 mm long, needle-like. Inflorescences 1-3-flowered pseudumbels, leaf-opposed or in the axil of apparently opposite leaves. Flowers whitish to pale blue, sometimes pink or mauve, veining darker; petals 18-24 mm long obovate aith a truncate apex; extra staminal glands ovate with a ligulate apical apendage. Fruit 6-9 cm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: burkeana: named after Joseph Burke (1812-1873), British botanist and collector in South Africa, who worked together with South African botanist Carl L.P. Zeyher.
Habitat: Open and wooded grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1340 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Sep - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North-West, Northern Cape, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E
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Images last updated: Wednesday 5 March 2014
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 26.

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 204 - 205. (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 53.

Mueller, T. (1963). Geraniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 137 - 138. as Monsonia biflora (Includes a picture).

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 63, plate 88

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 76.

Venter, H.J.T. (1979). A Monograph of Monsonia L. (Geraniaceae) Mededelingen Landbouwhogeschool Wageningen 79-9 Agricultural University, Wageningen, The Netherlands Pages 26 - 32. (Includes a picture).


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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: Monsonia burkeana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=132710, retrieved 26 September 2017

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