Hermannia quartiniana A. Rich.

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Hermannia quartiniana

Miombo woodland
Lilayi Lodge, Lusaka
Feb 2021
Photo: Nick Wightman

Hermannia quartiniana

Miombo woodland
Lilayi Lodge, Lusaka
Feb 2021
Photo: Nick Wightman

Hermannia quartiniana

Miombo woodland
Lilayi Lodge, Lusaka
Feb 2021
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Hermannia abyssinica (Hochst. ex Harv.) K.Schum.
Hermannia adenotricha K. Schum.
Mahernia abyssinica Hochst. ex Harv.
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Prostrate perennial. All parts with stellate and sometimes with glandular hairs. Leaves green, oblong-lanceolate, up to 7 × 2.4 cm, pubescent on both surfaces; margins serrate-crenate. Flowers drooping, mostly in pairs from an erect axillary peduncle, variable in colour, yellow, pink or reddish. Fruit an ellipsoid capsule, c. 8 × 6 mm, thinly pubescent.

Note: this species differs from the similar H. depressa by the usually longer and narrower leaves, which are never tinged purple-bronze and slightly narrower petals
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Derivation of specific name: quartiniana: named after Richard Quartin-Dillon, botanist
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk,W
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Content last updated: Thursday 8 July 2021

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 20. As Hermannia quartiniana quartiniana

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 311. (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 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) Pages 538 - 540. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Hermannia quartiniana.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139970, retrieved 1 October 2023

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