Melhania rehmannii Szyszyl.

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Melhania rehmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Guluji loop, Chipinda Pools, Gonarezhou National Park.

Melhania rehmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Guluji loop, Chipinda Pools, Gonarezhou National Park.

Melhania rehmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Guluji loop, Chipinda Pools, Gonarezhou National Park.

Melhania rehmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Guluji loop, Chipinda Pools, Gonarezhou National Park.

Melhania rehmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Guluji loop, Chipinda Pools, Gonarezhou National Park.

Melhania rehmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Guluji loop, Chipinda Pools, Gonarezhou National Park.

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Synonyms: Melhania griquensis Bolus pro parte
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Status: Native
Description:
Small woody shrublet c. 30 cm high with all parts greyish hairy. Leaves broadly oblong-elliptic, up to 3 cm long; margin coarsely crenate-dentate; petiole up to 1.3 cm long. Flowers in the upper leaf axils on peduncles c. 1 cm long. Epicalyx bracts broadly ovate, 5-7 mm long, somewhat cordate at the base. Sepals lanceolate, as long or slightly longer than the epicalyx. Petals yellow, broadly obovate, c. 6 mm long. Fruit ovoid c. 8 mm long, hairy.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: rehmannii: named after Anton Rehmann, 1840-1917, Polish botanist and collector
Habitat: In dry woodland, often with mopane.
Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Images last updated: Sunday 1 March 2015
Literature:

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 80.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 107.

Wild, H. (1960-1). Sterculiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Page 531.


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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: Melhania rehmannii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139850, retrieved 21 November 2017

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