Records determined by Lewis Walter

Determinations: 4

The following is a list of the records determined by Lewis Walter 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
60144Huernia kirkii Jan 1966L Walter
L Walter Poor stony soil with scrubby mopane and stunted ironwoods. Full sun.Near Palfrey's Store0Zimbabwe2231A4S216

Journal of SA Botany, Vol 32, Part 1, January 1966. L.C.Leach and D.C.H.Plowes. This is a detailed discussion of the misinterpretations of H. kirkii and H. hislopii. The specimen I (LW) provided to Mr. Leach was the first recorded in Zimbabwe, but was received too late for inclusion in the above article, which had already gone to press. LW adds: Captain and Mrs Palfrey lived in one of the remotest areas of the country - inaccessible during the rains - on the border with Mozambique. He had been awarded the M.C. during WW1. Mrs Palfrey somehow discovered that I had a weakness for scones with strawberry jam and cream, and whenever I visited (unannounced) they would miraculously appear ! A wonderful old couple.

60141Orbea rogersii Mar 1964L Walter
L Walter In varying soils, lightly treed with mopane and other trees.Mwenezi (Nuanetsi) in scattered locations0ZimbabweS0

Literature: "Stapeliads in Rhodesia" by D.C.H.Plowes, Excelsa No 1, 1971. He comments appropriately "...numerous transparent whitish curly hairs are each tipped with a minute clear glistening pearl". Comment: although now classed as "Critically endangered", this was not the case in Nuanetsi in 1964, and hopefully will still be so now. As can be seen from image number 1, flowering was prolific.

60145Stapelia kwebensis Feb 1965L Walter
L Walter Fairly good soilMarange South Communal Land, Save Valley0ZimbabweE0

60146Stapelia kwebensis Mar 1964L Walter
L Walter Good soil.Davata Area, Lower Mwenezi District.0ZimbabweS0

The flower was distinctly darker than the more common light brown.


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: Records determined by Lewis Walter., retrieved 29 September 2023

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