Location: Outward Bound - Tessa's Pool, Chimanimani Mts

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Photo: Bart Wursten
Map of Tessa's Pool and the surrounding area

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View towards the Chimanimani Mts from the path to Tessa's Pool

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Tessa's Pool with Tempie Vanderuit, Tessa's sister

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Photo: Bart Wursten
Stream below Tessa's Pool

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Photo: Bart Wursten
The waterfall at Tessa's Pool with Petra looking for ferns........as usual

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Photo: Bart Wursten
Middle Pool

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Middle Pool

General Information

Quarter degree square: 1932D4

Country: Zimbabwe

Habitat: Riverine fringes, rocky Brachystegia woodland, partly influenced by rocky or sandy quartzite soils.

Altitude range: c. 1100

Annual rainfall:

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Tessa's Pool was named after Tessa Ball, daughter of Orchidologist John Ball. It is one of a small series of pools at the foot of the Chimanimani Mts, within walking distance of the Outward Bound School. The area is largely surrounded by rocky Brachystegia woodland but the sandy soils are heavily influenced by quartzite sands and some of the typical quartzite endemics can be found here.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Location details: Outward Bound - Tessa's Pool, Chimanimani Mts.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/location-display.php?location_id=66, retrieved 25 April 2024

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