Clutia hirsuta E. Mey. ex Sond.

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Clutia hirsuta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the cellphone tower, Cecil Kop Nature Reserve, Mutare

Clutia hirsuta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the cellphone tower, Cecil Kop Nature Reserve, Mutare

Clutia hirsuta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the cellphone tower, Cecil Kop Nature Reserve, Mutare

Clutia hirsuta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the cellphone tower, Cecil Kop Nature Reserve, Mutare

Clutia hirsuta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the cellphone tower, Cecil Kop Nature Reserve, Mutare

Clutia hirsuta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hill behind La Rochelle Hotel, Imbiza Valley

Clutia hirsuta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hill behind La Rochelle Hotel, Imbiza Valley

Clutia hirsuta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hill behind La Rochelle Hotel, Imbiza Valley

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Synonyms: Clutia inyangensis Hutch.
Clutia volubilis Hutch.
Cluytia heterophylla var. hirsuta Sond.
Cluytia hirsuta E. Mey.
Common names:
Frequency: frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, up to c. 1 m tall, growing from a woodly rootstock. Stems 1-several unbranched or sparingly branched, more or less densely hairy. Leaves sessile or very shortly petiolate, elliptic-(ob)lanceolate, up to 5 × 2 cm, dull green densely hairy on both surfaces, particularly when young; margin entire. Flowers in axillary clusters, yellowish-green, unisexual on different plants. Fruit round, c. 5 mm in diameter, pale green, pubescent.
Notes: This species is generally similar to Clutia swynnertonii, which is a much more robust, much-branched shrub, up to c. 4 m tall.
Derivation of specific name: hirsuta: covered with long, moderately stiff and not interwoven hairs; hirsute
Habitat: Sub-montane grassland and woodland
Altitude range: (metres) 975 - 2400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Mpumalanga, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 3 September 2011
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 252.

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 16.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 130 - 131.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Clutia hirsuta
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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: Clutia hirsuta.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135560, retrieved 23 September 2017

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