Records determined by Nicholas Wightman

Determinations: 52

The following is a list of the records determined by Nicholas Wightman in species name order.

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NoSpeciesRecord dateRecorder(s)Coll.Det.Conf.HerbariaHabitatLocationLoc code(s) Outing codePlanted code Country QDSGrid ref.FZ DivAlt. (m)NotesLatLongLoc Acc Code
74178Albuca kirkii06 Dec 2015N Wightman
N Wightman Roadside grassland By the old ZAF airport near Lilayi 0Zambia1528C2C1307

Plants can often be found in areas prone to annual fires

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74180Albuca kirkii12 Oct 2015N Wightman
N Wightman Roadside grassland Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka from material collected near the old ZAF airport, Lilayi, Lusaka 2Zambia1528C2C1290

Close up of the flower showing the green central band on each tepal

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74181Albuca kirkii05 May 2016N Wightman
N Wightman Roadside grassland Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka from material collected near the old ZAF airport, Lilayi, Lusaka 2Zambia1528C2C1290

Bulb showing the fibrous neck.

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69724Ammocharis tinneana15 Jul 2012N Wightman
MG Bingham N Wightman Open woodlandCultivated from material existing on Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka 2Zambia1528C2 C1290

Mature bulbs displaying long neck

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69725Ammocharis tinneana17 Nov 2014N Wightman
MG Bingham N Wightman Open woodlandCultivated from material existing on Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka 2Zambia1528C2 C1290

The pure white flowers open about an hour after sunset.

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69726Ammocharis tinneana18 Nov 2014N Wightman
MG Bingham N Wightman Open woodlandCultivated from material existing on Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka2Zambia1528C2 C1290

By the first morning, the flowers have developed a slight pink tinge.

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69727Ammocharis tinneana29 Nov 2014N Wightman
MG Bingham N Wightman Open woodlandCultivated from material existing on Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka 2Zambia1528C2 C1290

The inflorescence sometimes opens in succession leading to a contrast of the new and old flowers.

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69728Ammocharis tinneana29 Dec 2014N Wightman
MG Bingham N Wightman Open woodlandCultivated from material existing on Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka 2Zambia1528C2 C1290

The infructescence develops quickly after fertilization producing sometimes dozens of seeds.

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69729Ammocharis tinneana02 Jan 2015N Wightman
MG Bingham N Wightman Open woodlandCultivated from material existing on Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka. 2Zambia1528C2 C1290

Seeds are irregular in shape due to their development and can range from pea-sized to over 1cm across.

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72518Amorphophallus mossambicensis16 Nov 2011N Wightman
MG Bingham N Wightman Open Woodland Growing naturally on Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka 0Zambia1528C2C1290

The inflorescence begins to open in the early evening and the spadix emits a carrion-like odour to attract pollinators

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72519Amorphophallus mossambicensis18 Nov 2011N Wightman
MG Bingham N Wightman Open Woodland Growing naturally on Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka 0Zambia1528C2C1290

Fully expanded flower shedding pollen the morning after the inflorescence first opened.

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72520Amorphophallus mossambicensis19 Nov 2011N Wightman
MG Bingham N Wightman Open Woodland Growing naturally on Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka 0Zambia1528C2C1290

Inflorescences can appear from late October through to late December.

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72521Amorphophallus mossambicensis30 Dec 2006N Wightman
MG Bingham N Wightman Open Woodland Growing naturally on Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka 0Zambia1528C2C1290

Fully expanded leaf with ripening seedhead.

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72523Amorphophallus mossambicensis26 Dec 2006N Wightman
MG Bingham N Wightman Open Woodland Growing naturally on Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka 0Zambia1528C2C1290

Ripening berries can range in colour from orange to red and are dispersed by birds such as Bulbils.

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72524Amorphophallus mossambicensis28 Jan 2012N Wightman
MG Bingham N Wightman Open Woodland Growing naturally on Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka 0Zambia1528C2C1290

The berries generally contain 1 to 2 seeds which are recalcitrant and germinate within several weeks from ripening.

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72525Amorphophallus mossambicensis25 Feb 2007N Wightman
MG Bingham N Wightman Open Woodland Growing naturally on Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka 0Zambia1528C2C1290

The tubers are generally roundish to depressed globose depending on age and produce rhizomatous offsets as a means of vegetative propagation.

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76275Bulbostylis macra18 Dec 2016N Wightman
N Wightman MG Bingham Lusaka N Park0Zambia1528C2C1314

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74187Chlorophytum longifolium13 Jan 2007N Wightman
N Wightman Open Woodland/Grassland By the old ZAF airport near Lilayi 0Zambia1528C2C1307

Clumped habit

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74188Chlorophytum longifolium17 Jan 2016N Wightman
N Wightman Open Woodland/Grassland Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka from material collected near the old ZAF airport, Lilayi, Lusaka 2Zambia1528C2C1290

Single habit

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74190Chlorophytum macrophyllum11 Jan 2012N Wightman
N Wightman Woodland Near Kalongasola village north west of Katete town. 0Zambia1331D4E786

Plant found growing in riverine habitat

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74192Chlorophytum macrophyllum18 Dec 2015N Wightman
N Wightman Woodland Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka from material collected near Kalongasola village, Katete District 2Zambia1528C2C1290

Close up of the dense inflorescence

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69733Costus spectabilis28 Apr 2012N Wightman
MG Bingham N Wightman WoodlandCultivated at Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka from material collected at Chisomo Farms in Central Province Zambia 2Zambia1528C2C1290

The vertical rhizome can reach over 30cm in length and 2.5cm wide but are brittle and easily broken

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69734Costus spectabilis10 May 2015N Wightman
MG Bingham N Wightman WoodlandCultivated at Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka from material collected at Chisomo Farms in Central Province Zambia2Zambia1528C2C1290

Developing rhizomes adapt to obstacles during growth and can become misshapen.

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69746Drimia indica20 Dec 2014N Wightman
MG Bingham N Wightman Grassland Cultivated from material existing on Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka 2Zambia1528C2C1290

Mature bulbs are loose with easily separated scales (which can be used for propagation) though they produce enough seed that it is usually not needed

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69747Drimia indica31 Aug 2012N Wightman
MG Bingham N Wightman Grassland Cultivated from material existing on Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka 2Zambia1528C2C1290

The inflorescence appears in July to August as the cool dry season transitions into the hot dry season.

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69749Drimia indica25 Nov 2006N Wightman
MG Bingham N Wightman Grassland Cultivated from material existing on Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka. 2Zambia1528C2C1290

The linear leaves appear with the arrival of the rains and are an attractive bluish green colour.

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69750Drimia indica06 Nov 2014N Wightman
MG Bingham N Wightman Grassland Cultivated from material existing on Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka 2Zambia1528C2C1290

The black papery winged seeds ripen before the rains and are wind distributed.

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90785Gladiolus gregarius02 Oct 2017MG Bingham
N Wightman
MG Bingham N Wightman Miombo woodland among rocks Understory of miombo woodland in rocky outcrops at Lazy-J Ranch 1450Zambia1528A4 C1340

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90787Gladiolus gregarius29 Mar 2017MG Bingham
N Wightman
MG Bingham N Wightman Miombo woodland among rocks Understory of miombo woodland among rocky patches near Kalungwishi River between Lumangwe and Kabwelume Falls 122,1340Zambia0929C2 N1165

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72533Grewia pachycalyx17 Jan 2016N Wightman
MG Bingham N Wightman Open Woodland/Grassland Growing naturally on Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka 0Zambia1528C2C1290

Flowers usually open singulary on each branch.

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94060Habenaria cornuta08 Feb 2018N Wightman
B Bytebier
F Llarena
N Wightman B Bytebier F Llarena Wet dambos and grasslands Roadside dambo along M3 (Kasama District).0Zambia1030B2 N1232

Tubers of this species are possibly used in the preparation of a local Zambian dish called Chikanda with wild populations may be threatened by overharvesting.

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94061Habenaria cornuta10 Feb 2018N Wightman
B Bytebier
F Llarena
N Wightman B Bytebier F Llarena Wet dambos and grasslands Roadside dambo along D94 (Mansa District) 0Zambia1129A3 N1215

Tubers of this species are possibly used in the preparation of a local Zambian dish called Chikanda with wild populations may be threatened by overharvesting.

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72536Hibiscus ovalifolius22 Feb 2007N Wightman
MG Bingham N Wightman Open Woodland/Grassland Chisomo Farms in Central Province 0ZambiaC0

Plant found growing near a seepage area by farm roadside

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74203Hibiscus ovalifolius07 Mar 2016N Wightman
N Wightman Open Woodland Growing naturally on Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka 0Zambia1528C2C1290

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74205Hibiscus rhodanthus22 Aug 2015N Wightman
N Wightman Miombo Woodland Growing in Miombo woodland on the property of Robin and Jo Pope 0Zambia1528C2C1337

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74207Hypericophyllum compositarum19 Apr 2015N Wightman
N Wightman Roadside grassland Along the roadside of Shantumbu Rd. near the boundary fence of Lusaka National Park 0Zambia1528C2C1305

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74210Ledebouria revoluta11 Jan 2012N Wightman
N Wightman Open Woodland Near Kalongasola village north west of Katete town 0Zambia1331D4E786

Mottled and solid green leaved plants growing together in habitat

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74211Ledebouria revoluta10 Oct 2015N Wightman
N Wightman Open Woodland Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka from material collected near Kalongasola village, Katete District 2Zambia1528C2C1290

Close up of the dense inflorescence

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74212Maerua juncea subsp. juncea06 Aug 2012N Wightman
N Wightman Open Woodland/Thicket At Munga Lodge in Livingstone 0Zambia1725D4S898

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90789Pancratium tenuifolium12 Jul 2017N Wightman
N Wightman Open woodland/grassland Disturbed grassland area next to Kafue Rd. in Chilanga across from Munda Wanga 0Zambia1528C2 C1218

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74214Plumbago zeylanica23 May 2015N Wightman
N Wightman Open Woodland/Thicket Along a village path near Chipepo village close to Lake Kariba 0Zambia1627D4S491

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94064Radinosiphon leptostachya08 Feb 2018N Wightman
B Bytebier
F Llarena
N Wightman B Bytebier F Llarena High rainfall Miombo woodland Rocky seepage woodland area near to Kalungwishi headwaters 0Zambia0930C4 N1640

Tubers of this species are possibly used in the preparation of a local Zambian dish called Chikanda with wild populations may be threatened by overharvesting.

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74215Savannosiphon euryphyllus05 May 2016N Wightman
N Wightman Open Woodland/Thicket Growing naturally on Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka 0Zambia1528C2 C1290

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69738Scadoxus multiflorus subsp. multiflorus21 May 2015N Wightman
MG Bingham N Wightman Open woodland Cultivated from material existing on Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka. 2Zambia1528C2 C1290

Old bulbs have a rhizomatous nature as they grow from which sometimes offset bulbs can develop.

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69739Scadoxus multiflorus subsp. multiflorus07 Dec 2015N Wightman
MG Bingham N Wightman Open woodland Cultivated from material existing on Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka. 2Zambia1528C2 C1290

The blooms of Scadoxus multiflorus subsp. multiflorus being pollinated by a species of sunbird.

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76592Scleria bulbifera18 Dec 2016N Wightman
NW-4300 N Wightman MG Bingham Lusaka National Park0Zambia1528C2C1314

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69743Stylochaeton puberulus16 Aug 2012N Wightman
MG Bingham N Wightman Open woodland Cultivated from material existing on Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka 2Zambia1528C2C1290

The infructescence develops just under the soil surface and when ripe, the berries detach easily and have a sweet fruity aroma

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69744Stylochaeton puberulus20 Oct 2015N Wightman
MG Bingham N Wightman Open woodland Cultivated from material existing on Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka. 2Zambia1528C2C1290

The numerous fleshy roots emerge from a short vertical rhizome (the inflorescence is unusally elongated from growing in a mounded vegetable row)

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69745Tacca leontopetaloides21 May 2015N Wightman
MG Bingham N Wightman Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka from material collected at the old ZAF airport, Lilayi, Lusaka Grassland2Zambia1528C2C1290

The tubers are roundish to discoid in shape with no easily discernible growing point

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74216Tacca leontopetaloides24 Feb 2007N Wightman
N Wightman Open Woodland Photographed at Chisomo Farms in Central Province Zambia 0Zambia0

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74221Vernonia amygdalina08 Jul 2014N Wightman
N Wightman Open Woodland/Grassland Growing naturally on Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka 0Zambia1528C2C1290

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69751Walleria mackenziei21 May 2015N Wightman
MG Bingham N Wightman Open woodland Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka from material collected at Kachubwa village, Katete District, Eastern Province Zambia 2Zambia1528C2C1290

The irregularly shaped tubers cluster closely together and are usually quite deep in the soil (circa. 20-30cm)

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Records determined by Nicholas Wightman.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/utilities/utility-display-determinations-by-person.php?person_id=383, retrieved 15 December 2018

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