Collections made by Darrel Plowes

Records: 51

The following is a list of the records made by Darrel Plowes in species name order. The records are of species which occur in Zambia (either as a native/naturalised species or as a cultivated species).

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NoSpeciesRecord dateRecorder(s)Coll.Det.Conf.HerbariaHabitatLocationLoc code Outing codePlanted code Country QDSGrid ref.FZ DivAlt. (m)NotesLatLongLoc Acc Code
53231Actiniopteris dimorpha subsp. dimorpha07 Sep 1952DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 1472 EACLE Schelpe SRGH
Growing under a rock on side of granite kopjeKora Kora stream, near Absent Farm, Matopos Reserve0Zimbabwe2028D2W0

26539Aerangis appendiculata DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 8016 0Not known

15648Aerangis verdickii var. verdickii03 Apr 1971DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 3459 Christon Bank70Zimbabwe1731C1 C

Epiphyte. Flowers white, with slightly twisted spurs greenish-cream in colour. Leaves rectangular, notched at the apex.

25641Aframomum angustifolium27 Oct 1969DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 3420 In kloof forest on sandstoneOn the Mutsangadzi River, Ngorima TTL, Melsetter.0ZimbabweE1220

Plants growing c. 8 feet tall. Flowers reddish-orange, waxy, in spikes up to 9 inches tall. Rainfall 70 inches per annum.

6282Agelanthus pungu15 Mar 1968DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2891 6 km W of Mutare0Zimbabwe1832D3E0

Parasite on Julbernardia globiflora. Flowers orange, fading to greenish at the base and tipped with red. Leaves bluish grey-green.

6283Agelanthus pungu DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 1126 South of Gweru0Zimbabwe1929D2C0

6284Agelanthus subulatus DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 8057 South of Ngundu Halt, 100 km South of Masvingo0ZimbabweS

On Pterocarpus angolensis.

6262Argyrolobium tomentosum06 Apr 1970DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 3428 In rank grassland on doleriteLemon Kop, Chimanimani0Zimbabwe1932D4E0

Bushes 1-1.5 m tall, with clusters of showy yellow flowers.Calyx and buds maroon. Upper surface of leaves with fine silky hairs.

6037Babiana hypogea DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2312 Rusape0Zimbabwe C

15655Barleria crassa subsp. crassa20 Jun 1967DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2860 On whale back granite kopjeChiduku TTL, Rusape0ZimbabweC1400

Bushy herbs ± 2 ft tall in association with Aloe cameronii. Flowers bluish mauve, 1 inch diameter. Bracts reticulated with purple. Anthers violet, filaments light yellow. Spines 0.5 inches long at base of flowers.

40612Barleria senensis28 Mar 1973DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 4440 SRGH
Dry stony soilMutema (Mtema) CL, Save valley near Birchenough Bridge0Zimbabwe2032A2E450

Bushy perennial herb, flowers apricot yellow in terminal spikes, the bracts subtending bristles at the base of each flower. Leaves with pairs of stipellar spines at base.

15653Barleria spinulosa subsp. kirkii19 Apr 1965DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2690 On coarse granite sandveld.Near Mt Rudd, Save Valley0Zimbabwe2032A2E490

With Acacia tortilis and baobabs. Bushy herbs, c. 18 inches tall. Flowers pale blue, 1 inch diameter and tube 1 inch long. Calyx ... [illegible].

6084Berlinianche aethiopica DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 8601 Christmas Pass, Mutare0Zimbabwe1832D3E0

73918Brillantaisia cicatricosa14 Aug 1962DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2261 SRGH
In opening in kloof forestNgorima Reserve, Melsetter (Chimanimani) District.0Zimbabwe2032B2E1220

Plants with conspicuous inflorescences about 9" long of long violet coloured flowers; lower lip more purplish in shade except for the inward bulge in the throat which is rusty straw colour. Stems square; leaves opposite, cordate-acuminate, 9" long on 3" petioles. Plants bushy herbs.

12456Carphalea pubescens20 Dec 1965DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2746 SRGH
In a sheltered watercourseAt Kariba Dam, Kariba0ZimbabweN460

15587Ceropegia floribundior07 Dec 1966DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2603 In plot next to Chimanimani Hotel, Melsetter.0ZimbabweE

Colony of ± dozen plants. Flowers deep maroon, slightly spotted with greenish on base externally; lobes 2 cm long, spreading. Tuber 10-15 cm diameter, 3-5 cm thick. Leaves linear, 4-5 cm long.

52645Christella gueinziana23 May 1954DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 1737 SRGH
A pretty shade loving fern about 18" tall on banks of Tombetyane streamNear absent farm, Eastern Matopos0Zimbabwe2028D2W0

7173Cladostemon kirkii16 Oct 1963DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2353 SRGH
On a sandstone kopjeDott's Drift, Chisumbanje, Save Valley0ZimbabweE400

6263Cordyla africana28 Sep 1965DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2710 Occasional on banks of the Save RiverNear Chibuwe Irrigation Scheme, Save Valley0Zimbabwe 0

Very large shady trees. Masses of golden yellow flowers. Fruit like small mango in appearance, edible. Local name: Mutondo.

19149Craterostigma plantagineum DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2374 Masvingo0Zimbabwe S

7100Crinum paludosum19 Dec 1971DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 3493 In shallow water on black clay soil.5 km SW of Norton0Zimbabwe1730D3 C1375

A showy species. Flowers white with faint pink stripe on back of each perianth lobe and turning pink with age. Anthers dark. Style and stigma purple for terminal half of length. Leaves only lightly undulate; margins minutely toothed, 30-50 cm long, 3-5 cm wide.

7101Crinum paludosum29 Dec 1964DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2544 In shallow rain water pans in flat mopane veldChibuwe Irrigation Scheme, Save Valley0Zimbabwe2032A4 E460

Plants 18 inches tall. Flowers white, trumpet-shaped, with faint pink stripe on back of each corolla lobe. Anthers yellow. Apical half of style purple. [illegible]. Leaf margins straight.

27776Disa ochrostachya19 Feb 1983DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes sn Pungwe River, Nyanga NP540Zimbabwe E0

27778Disa ochrostachya02 Feb 1997DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 8432 On doleriteKwaraguza, Nyanga0Zimbabwe E2150

27810Disa ornithantha20 Feb 1965DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2683 On wet granite slab.Near Trout Hatchery, Nyanga NP54,1550Zimbabwe1832B4 E1830

Plants 10 inches tall, flowers 1 inch diameter. Lateral sepals and extension of dorsal sepal red, interior of latter yellow spotted with red. Lip also yellow and red.

15498Erythrina livingstoniana DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2072 Chibunje, Musikavanhu CL, Save Valley0Zimbabwe2032C2E400

14519Eureiandra fasciculata17 Nov 1966DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2831 Trailing over grass and bushesOn basalt, Hippo Mine, Save Valley0Zimbabwe2132A20

Flowers 2 inches, cream coloured with conspicuous yellow anthers at bottom of slight cup; petals spreading. Leaves palmately lobed; lobes linear with occasional linear projections.

15612Gardenia imperialis subsp. imperialis08 Feb 1966DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2753 SRGH
In swampPungwe valley, Nyanga District0Zimbabwe1832B4E700

15611Gardenia ternifolia subsp. jovis-tonantis var. goetzei DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2364 Mutare0ZimbabweE

35745Gladiolus magnificus DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 1668 SRGH
Nyamandhlovu0Zimbabwe W0

74123Harpagophytum zeyheri subsp. sublobatum29 Jan 1974DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 4468 H-D Ihlenfeldt SRGH
On bare reddish sand over granite.Antelope Mine Dam, Matobo District0Zimbabwe2128A2W980

Flowers dull purplish-maroon with light greenish yellow in the throat. Fruit with short stout hooks, mostly on margin.

14135Holarrhena pubescens07 Dec 1970DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 3448 SRGH
Mixed woodland on granite sandBikita District0Zimbabwe2031B2S0

14136Holarrhena pubescens06 Dec 1964DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2507 SRGH
In Julbernardia-Terminalia-Bauhinia woodland, granite sand35 kms South of Mutare0Zimbabwe1932B3E910

21348Ipomoea coscinosperma17 Mar 1953DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 1561 SRGH
Freshly ploughed black vlei soil in mopane veld.Pasture Research Station, Nyamandhlovu0ZimbabweW0

An abundant prostrate creeping weed. Forms mat 2-3 yards across. Flowers white.

73897Kleinia fulgens Mar 1961DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2166 AR Torre SRGH
On dolerite outcrop in granite Brachystegia veld.15 miles SW of Umtali (Mutare)0Zimbabwe1932A2E1067

Succulent leaved herbs with conspicuous orange flowers, c. 18" tall. Leaf margins irregularly toothed.

34938Leonotis ocymifolia var. raineriana Mar 1972DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 4412 SRGH
On granite soilsErin Forest Reserve, Nyanga0Zimbabwe1832B3E0

37149Lepidagathis scabra Apr 1956DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 1944 SRGH
At the base of a basalt outcropPasture Research Station, Nyamandhlovu0Zimbabwe1927D2W0

Herbs forming patches up to 10 ft wide; stems numerous up to 18'' tall; flowers white

37092Lygodium kerstenii30 Aug 1958DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2043 SRGH
In riverine and high forest; climbing bushes and trees, common Inyanga, Pungwe Valley0Zimbabwe1832B4E0

7017Markhamia zanzibarica DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2735 Chipangayi River, Save Valley0Zimbabwe

27639Osmunda regalis23 May 1954DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 1739 SRGH
Shady site at water edgeMatopos east, Tambetyane stream near absent farm0Zimbabwe2028B4PH83-33-W0

27650Osmunda regalis01 Sep 1958DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2046 SRGH
Along river, roots in waterInyanga, Pungwe river0Zimbabwe1832B4E730

30266Platycoryne mediocris DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes sn 0Not known

53334Pteris friesii23 May 1954DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 1735 SRGH
In association with other ferns on semi-shaded bed & bank of Tombetyane stream; only one seen growing in enriched granite sand.Near absent Farm, Eastern Matopos0Zimbabwe2028D2W0

Fern standing about 3 ft high

6278Siphonochilus aethiopicus25 Nov 1962DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2282 SRGH
In Brachystegia / Uapaca woodland on granite soilBase of the Burma Valley Pass630Zimbabwe1932B2E840

6279Siphonochilus kirkii17 Dec 1971DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 3485 SRGH
Under bushes on sandstoneHwange0ZimbabweW

35503Striga gesnerioides30 Apr 1969DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 3203 SRGH
Wiltshire Estate, between Enkeldoorn (Chivhu) and Buhera, Charter District0Zimbabwe1831C1C0

Cited in Flora Zambesiaca Vol. 8 part 2:131 (1990)

32603Strobilanthopsis linifolia17 Jul 1958DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2040 SRGH
Under Brachystegia boehmii on schistsIn Sawunyama Reserve, Nyanga0Zimbabwe1732D4E1070

Common small bushy herb. Plants smell like an old billy goat. Flowers pale bluish-mauve, with darker streaks in throat. Leaves lanceolate, entire. slightly hairy.

6985Strophanthus petersianus16 Oct 1963DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 2352 SRGH
Base of sanstone kope in Julbernardia woodlandDott's Drift, Chisumbanje, Lower Save Valley0ZimbabweE400

34838Synsepalum brevipes11 May 2011BT Wursten
S Dondeyne
JH Bannerman
BT Wursten Margin of evergreen forestNdzou Camp, Moribane Forest840Mozambique1933C2MS620

52490Thelypteris confluens23 May 1954DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 1736 SRGH
Growing among grass etc. on banks of Tom-betyane stream.Near absent farm, Eastern Matopos0Zimbabwe2028D2W0

Common small fern about 18-24" tall

35788Wiesneria filifolia13 Feb 1955DCH Plowes
DCH Plowes 1776 K
Nyamandhlovu Pasture Research Station0Zimbabwe1928C4W0

Cited in Flora Zambesiaca Vol. 12 part 2: 10 (2009)


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Collections made by Darrel Plowes., retrieved 28 September 2022

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