Mitrasacmopsis quadrivalvis Jovet

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Mitrasacmopsis quadrivalvis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Mitrasacmopsis quadrivalvis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Mitrasacmopsis quadrivalvis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Mitrasacmopsis quadrivalvis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Mitrasacmopsis quadrivalvis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

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Synonyms: Diotocranus lebrunii Bremek.
Diotocranus lebrunii Bremek. var. sparsipilus Bremek.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Slender annual herb, 8-40 cm high. Stems square, hairless or sparsely hairy. Leaves opposite, seesile or very shortly petiolate, elliptic-lanceolate, 0.8-3.2 cm long, somewhat rough above, hairless beneath or ciliate on the midrid; margin entire sometimes rolled under. Flowers in few-flowered terminal heads, small, white, pink or pale mauve. Capsule c. 2 mm wide, unusually shaped, cordate and bilobed at the baseand an apical obtuse beak c. 1 mm long, densely roughly pubescent.
Type location:
Madagascar
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: quadrivalvis: with four valves.
Habitat: Woodland, edges of vleis, moist mossy earthbanks and sandy places in rocky areas.
Altitude range: 1100 - 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Burundi, DRC, Tanzania, Mozambique and Madagascar.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,Mc,C,W
Growth form(s):
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Content last updated: Friday 21 November 2014
Literature:

Timberlake, J., Darbyshire, I., Wursten, B., Hadj-Hammou, J., Ballings, P., Mapaura, A., Matimele, H., Banze, A., Chipanga, H., Muassinar, D., Massunde, J., Chelene, I., Osborne, J., Shah, T. (2016). Chimanimani Mountains: Botany and Conservation. Report produced under CEPF Grant 63512. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London. Pages 47 - 48.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 104 - 105. (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 98.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Mitrasacmopsis quadrivalvis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=189600, retrieved 8 July 2020

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