Hebenstretia comosa Hochst.

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Common names:
Status: Native
Type location:
South Africa
Derivation of specific name: comosa: with tufts formed from hairs, leaves or flowers
Habitat: In montane Grassland.
Altitude range: 1350 - 2250 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 270.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 30.

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 79. Under Selaginaceae

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Page 163.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 99.

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Flora of Malawi: Hebenstretia comosa
Flora of Mozambique: Hebenstretia comosa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hebenstretia comosa

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hebenstretia comosa
African Plant Database: Hebenstretia comosa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hebenstretia comosa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hebenstretia comosa
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JSTOR Plant Science: Hebenstretia comosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hebenstretia comosa
Plants of the World Online: Hebenstretia comosa
Tropicos: Hebenstretia comosa
Wikipedia: Hebenstretia comosa

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: Hebenstretia comosa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=151540, retrieved 27 May 2024

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