Heteromorpha stenophylla Welw. ex Schinz
var. transvaalensis (Schltr. & H. Wolff) P.J.D. Winter

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Heteromorpha stenophylla var. transvaalensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mt Susurumba, Juliasdale.

Heteromorpha stenophylla var. transvaalensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mt Susurumba, Juliasdale.

Heteromorpha stenophylla var. transvaalensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mt Susurumba, Juliasdale.

Heteromorpha stenophylla var. transvaalensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mt Susurumba, Juliasdale.

Heteromorpha stenophylla var. transvaalensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mt Susurumba, Juliasdale.

Heteromorpha stenophylla var. transvaalensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mt Susurumba, Juliasdale.

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Synonyms: Heteromorpha transvaalensis Schltr. & H. Wolff
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Status: Native
Description:
Suffrutex or small shrub up to 2 m high. Stem usually single, slender, greenish, smooth. Leaves variable, up to c. 20 cm long, pinnate or 3-foliolate, sometimes leaves or parts of it not fully divided into separate leaflets; leaflets narrowly elliptic to slightly lanceolate, up to 9 cm long, entirely hairless, sharply pointed to somewhat rounded at the apex; margin entire but distinctly thickened. Flowers small greenish-yellow, in double umbels 7-10 cm in diameter, terminal on main stem and on lateral branches. Fruit a small capsule, obovoid, 3-9 mm long.
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Notes: This species is generally very similar to H. involucrata but can be distinguished by the narrower leaflets which are entirely hairless; generally smaller less densely flowered inflorescences and more greenish flowers.
Derivation of specific name: stenophylla: narrow-leaved
Habitat: In woodland, often in miombo and on rocky hillsides.
Altitude range: 800 - 1900 m
Flowering time:Feb - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): ?
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 722. As Heteromorpha stenophylla (Includes a picture).

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

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 18.

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Flora of Malawi: Heteromorpha stenophylla var. transvaalensis
Flora of Mozambique: Heteromorpha stenophylla var. transvaalensis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Heteromorpha stenophylla var. transvaalensis

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


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: Heteromorpha stenophylla var. transvaalensis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143130, retrieved 25 June 2019

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