Zornia glochidiata C. Rchb. ex DC.

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Zornia glochidiata

Picture: Bart Wursten
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

Zornia glochidiata

Picture: Bart Wursten
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office.

Zornia glochidiata

Picture: Bart Wursten
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office.

Zornia glochidiata

Picture: Bart Wursten
By road from Hwange NP to main Vic Falls / Bulawayo Rd, Matetsi Safari Area

Zornia glochidiata

Picture: Bart Wursten
By road from Hwange NP to main Vic Falls / Bulawayo Rd, Matetsi Safari Area

Zornia glochidiata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along main Zvishavane - Rutenga road

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Synonyms: Zornia diphylla sensu auct.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial or decumbent annual herb, 10-70 cm tall. Leaves 2-foliolate, leaflets ovate-lanceolate, up to 4.5 cm long, more or less pubescent and gland-dotted on the lower surface; apex mucronulate. Inflorescences 4-20 cm long, terminal, flowers clasped between large green leaf-like ovate bracts. Standard white, yellow or orange with more or less red veining, sometimes crimson with a paler base; wings, pink, yellow or crimson. Pods 11-17 mm long in 3-5 constricted segments, covered in small spiny bristles.
Type location:
Senegal
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: glochidiata: (the fruits) bearing minutely barbed bristles.
Habitat: In grassland, various types of woodland, river banks, along roadsides and in old cultivation, often in sandy soils.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread from Senegal to Eritrea and south to South Africa. Also in Madagascar.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,C,Lk,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Mocis mayeri (Larval food plant)
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 171. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 38.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 229.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 134. (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 52.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 75.

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Pages 159 - 160.

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Flora of Botswana: Zornia glochidiata
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Zornia glochidiata

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Zornia glochidiata
African Plant Database: Zornia glochidiata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Zornia glochidiata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Zornia glochidiata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Zornia glochidiata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Zornia glochidiata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Zornia glochidiata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Zornia glochidiata
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Zornia glochidiata
JSTOR Plant Science: Zornia glochidiata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Zornia glochidiata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Zornia glochidiata
Plants of the World Online: Zornia glochidiata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Zornia glochidiata
Tropicos: Zornia glochidiata
Wikipedia: Zornia glochidiata


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Zornia glochidiata.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130740, retrieved 15 September 2019

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