Richardia scabra L.

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Richardia scabra

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Richardia scabra

Picture: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd nr Nyamheni turn-off

Richardia scabra

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near entrance to Zona Tea Estates

Richardia scabra

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Richardia scabra

Picture: Petra Ballings
Shaneragh rd, Mandara, Harare

Richardia scabra

Picture: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo

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Synonyms: Richardsonia scabra (L.) St.-Hil.
Common names:
Status: Introduced.
Perennial (or possibly annual) herb. Very similar to Richardia brasiliensis. This species can best be distinguished by the larger flowers with triangular lobes 2.5 × 1.5 mm and leaves that are mostly hairless above except for near the margins.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: scabra: scabrid or rough
Habitat: In disturbed ground, roadsides and as a weed of cultivated land.
Altitude range: 600 - 1500 m
Flowering time:Aug - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Native to Central and South America.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): C,S,W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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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 74.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 92.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 99.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 191 - 193. (Includes a picture).

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

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Richardia scabra
Plants of the World Online: Richardia scabra
Tropicos: Richardia scabra
Wikipedia: Richardia scabra

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: Richardia scabra., retrieved 24 September 2023

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