Drymaria cordata (L.) Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.
var. cordata

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Drymaria cordata var. cordata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Nr Genaina, Vumba main rd

Drymaria cordata var. cordata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Castleburn Forest, Vumba

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Synonyms: Holosteum cordatum L.
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Status: Native
Prostrate to decumbent herb with dichotomous branching. Leaves: petiole up to 1 cm, glabrous; lamina 1-3.5 × 0.6-3 cm, ovate to very broadly ovate, glabrous, 3-7-nerved at base; base cordate, truncate or abruptly cuneate. Sepals narrowly lanceolate, green with white margin. Petals white, sometimes 0, very deeply 2-fid.
Type location:
Syntypes from Jamaica and Surinam.
Derivation of specific name: cordata: heart-shaped
Habitat: In shady places, particularly at the edges of forests.
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Flowering time:Aug
Worldwide distribution: More or less Pantropical.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
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Content last updated: Wednesday 1 April 2015

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 23. As Drymaria cordata cordata cordata

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 32.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 39.

Wild, H. (1960-1). Caryophyllaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 344 - 346. (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 90.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Drymaria cordata
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JSTOR Plant Science: Drymaria cordata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Drymaria cordata
Plants of the World Online: Drymaria cordata
Tropicos: Drymaria cordata
Wikipedia: Drymaria cordata

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: Species information: Drymaria cordata var. cordata.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123300, retrieved 27 May 2024

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