Records made by Penny English

Records: 40

The following is a list of the records made by Penny English 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
108222Achyrospermum cryptanthum12 Apr 2020P English
MA Hyde Growing on the edge of a small patch of remnant forest.Near the road that goes to Fingira rock, Nyika NP.1800Malawi1033D4N2117

Straggly bush about 150cm tall, growing in the shade. Most of the flowers seem to have finished.

98728Annona stenophylla subsp. nana18 Nov 2018P English
MA Hyde BT Wursten In very rocky area that had been burnt.Chizarira NP1610Zimbabwe1727D4N1063

Small bush just coming into leaf

113330Asclepias palustris02 Oct 2020P English
BT Wursten In burnt grassland.Chelinda area just south of log house at old stables, Nyika National Park.1800Malawi1033D2N2298

Erect plant about 20cm tall. White latex. Flower heads droop. Outer petals greenish white with white and dark pink inside. Paired linear leaves.

113323Berkheya bipinnatifida subsp. echinopsoides var. echinopsoides13 Jun 2020P English
P English BT Wursten In miombo woodlandAlong an overgrown road that used to approach the Juniper Forest from the west, in Nyika National Park. 1800Malawi1033D4N2028

In semi shade, c. 150-200 cm tall with white stems and underleaf. The leaves had very irregularly indented margins and were quite prickly. Flowers white.

98721Calyptrochilum christyanum17 Nov 2018P English
P English BT Wursten In mixed deciduous woodland on rocky hill slope toward seasonal streamChizarira NP1610Zimbabwe1727D2 N992

Large clump growing in a Diospyros mespiliformis

68565Camptorrhiza strumosa 2002P English
P English BT Wursten Near the hide at Shumba, Hwange National Park.50Zimbabwe1826C4W1040

68566Camptorrhiza strumosa Dec 2010P English
BT Wursten Near Towa airstrip, Matabeleland South 0Zimbabwe2129B4S695

113802Ceropegia schliebenii04 Jan 2021P English
P English BT Wursten Area where the shallow soil met the rock slab.Along the track to Lutete river, Nyika National Park. 1800Malawi1033D1 N2250

Small herb winding a short distance through other vegetation. Paired leaves - the largest about 16 mm long and 4 mm wide. The flowers are about 3 cm across with each petal being about 1.5 cm. Five thread like petals a pale pinkish brown.

113739Costus macranthus09 Dec 2020P English
BT Wursten On a termite mound in dry deciduous woodlandAlong road between Bolero and Thazima, Rumphi District.0Malawi1033D3N1300

Flowers 13-15 cm high

113740Costus macranthus17 Dec 2020P English
P English BT Wursten In deciduous woodland in a termite mound."shortcut " from Rumphi to Thazima, Rumphi District0Malawi1033D3N1503

LOTS of them flowering. Most measured were about 13 cm tall, including the ones photographed a few weeks ago. Several were as tall as 15cm.

53924Craterostigma pumilum24 Nov 2013P English
MA Hyde BT Wursten Sandveld; predominantly Kirkia woodland with some mopaneRipple Creek section of Bubye Valley Conservancy0Zimbabwe2129B4S690

112637Cynanchum praecox25 Aug 2020P English
P English BT Wursten In a burnt area, on a roadside bank.Road from Chelinda to the Dembo bridge, Nyika National Park.1800Malawi1033D2N2221

Four small plants, only one of which was starting to put out linear leaves. Small brownish yellow flowers on short stalks at ground level. Seems to attract flies, ants and several other bugs but no obvious smell to the plant. White latex present.

98722Diospyros mespiliformis17 Nov 2018P English
P English BT Wursten In mixed deciduous woodland on rocky hill slope toward seasonal streamChizarira NP1610Zimbabwe1727D2N992

Large tree

113444Disa perplexa09 Nov 2020P English
P English BT Wursten In a seasonally dryish boggy area along the stream.South of the old stables at Chelinda, Nyika National Park1800Malawi1033D2 N2293

Only one single specimen seen.

43443Distephanus divaricatus29 May 2010P English
MA Hyde Base of Silungube Hill, Towla HQ, Bubye Valley Conservancy0Zimbabwe2129B4S700

43444Distephanus divaricatus25 May 2010P English
MA Hyde Along a trailMt Towla, Bubye Valley Conservancy0Zimbabwe2129B4S700

113697Eulophia livingstoneana20 Nov 2020P English
P English BT Wursten In Miombo woodland.Between Thazima offices and Park gate, Nyika National Park. 1800Malawi1033D3 N1665

This species was not listed by Burrows & Willis, Sabonet report 31, 2005.

113696Eulophia norlindhii20 Nov 2020P English
BT Wursten In miombo woodland.Near Thazima offices, Nyika National Park. 1800Malawi1033D3 N1665

The tallest plant not much more than 20cm tall. Some going to seed, and the least mature with buds still forming. The largest plant divided midway up the stem, just below where the flowers started, so it's flowers looked quite densely packed, other plants seemed to be single-stemmed. No visible leaves.

113706Fadogiella stigmatoloba20 Nov 2020P English
P English BT Wursten Miombo woodlandAround Thazima office, Nyika National Park. 0Malawi1033D3N1655

Small straggly shrub with yellow flowers. Upper leaves green, and lower surface whitish.

112297Hedbergia abyssinica P English
P English BT Wursten Among the bracken scrub at edge of road in pine plantation.Near Chelinda Lodges, Nyika National Park. 1800Malawi1033D2N2371

112916Hedythyrsus thamnoideus05 Aug 2020P English
P English BT Wursten Montane scrubAlong the road to the Juniper forest, Nyika National Park.1800Malawi1033D2N2455

112972Holothrix tridactylites06 Sep 2020P English
P English In burnt grassland. Along the track to Fingira rock, Nyika National Park. 1800Malawi1033D2 N2140

Tiny plants - only about 7cm tall. The flowers are about 7 mm across and the spur is about 3-4 mm. One plant had a brownish leaf embedded in the ground around the stem, but others we found had no sign of leaves. The areas we found them had all been burnt.

77420Ipomoea tuberculata var. tuberculata Mar 2003P English
T Sando In yardStaff housing, Sinamatella Camp, Hwange National Park50Zimbabwe1826C2W990

Flowers creamy yellow with a purplish centre. It grew in our yard at Sinamatella but only flowered with good rains.

113796Lactuca calophylla18 Dec 2020P English
P English BT Wursten In grassland. Along the track to Vitumbi peak, Nyika National Park.1800Malawi1033D4N2306

Basal rosette of leaves with reddish veining on underside. Single stem with long reddish hairs. Flowers clustered at the top of the stem - yellow. White latex.

76544Lepidagathis scabra10 Apr 2016P English
I Darbyshire Bubye Valley Conservancy0Zimbabwe2129B4S720

It grows in the shade as a small bushy plant not much more than 30cm high. The leaves are very dark green and the flowers grow out of bracts that arise at the leaf axils. There are 3 lower lobes with some patterning on the centre lobe, and a single upper lobe. The colour ranged from pale mauve to a darker mauve in some specimens.

113795Lippia plicata26 Dec 2020P English
BT Wursten Regularly burnt grasslandAlong road to Juniper Forest, Nyika National Park. 1800Malawi1033D2N0

Plants growing in small clumps about 15-20cm tall at most. Stems squarish and hairy. Flowers of some plants were in shades of pink, while others were more shades of purple. The leaves were paired, hairy, and ranged from a roundish ovate to elliptic. When crushed they initially smelled quite strongly of lemon but this faded quickly to a generally herb-like smell.

112309Macledium sessiliflorum14 Jul 2020P English
P English BT Wursten Miombo woodlandClose to Thazima Gate, Nyika National Park1800Malawi1033D3N1657

113321Monactinocephalus shirensis14 Jul 2020P English
MA Hyde In miombo woodland.Near the Thazima offices, Nyika National Park. 1800Malawi1033D3N1657

About 35-40 cm tall with large yellow flowers. Leaves growing almost clasping the stem, which were all very hairy but no prickles.

113338Neobolusia stolzii var. stolzii12 Mar 2020P English
BT Wursten In grass on a rocky outcropnear Chelinda bridge in Nyika National Park.1800Malawi1033D2 N2229

80315Nicotiana glauca27 Jul 2017P English
P English BT Wursten In a dry paddockNear the golf course, Bulawayo.810Zimbabwe2028B1W1362

72863Nuxia oppositifolia28 Dec 2013P English
BT Wursten At edge of riverBubye river, near boundary of BVC and Bubiana Conservancy.0Zimbabwe2129B4S687

84889Oenothera rosea29 Sep 2017P English
BT Wursten Growing in damp areaBulawayo golf course, Bulawayo.810Zimbabwe2028B1W1356

113346Polystachya dendrobiiflora16 Oct 2020P English
P English BT Wursten in dry grass at the edge of the road.A bit north of Zungwara bridge, Nyika National Park.1800Malawi1033D1 N2106

There were several single stemmed plants averaging about 30cm tall. One had multiple very pale pink flowers growing along its stem. Three others had only one or two pink flowers. The lower lobe has a small purplish mark. No leaves evident. Area dry with lots of surface quartzite stones.

31953Raphionacme grandiflora 2000P English
In kopjesPast Masuma, Hwange NP50Zimbabwe1826C4 W0

31955Raphionacme grandiflora11 Jan 1997P English
Turn off to borehole 5, Hwange NP50Zimbabwe1826C2 W940

Altitude estimated by me (MAH)

108133Romulea camerooniana15 Mar 2020P English
BT Wursten In clay soil of the track.Along track to Juniper Forest, Nyika National Park.1800Malawi1033D2 N2450

113791Schizocarphus nervosus18 Dec 2020P English
P English BT Wursten In a burnt area in grassland.Along the track beyond Vitumbi peak, Nyika National Park. 1800Malawi1033D4N2206

Up to about 20 cm tall. Leaves were just beginning to grow - generally 3 per plant. Flowers light mauve with a darker centre.

97159Spermacoce filifolia03 Mar 2008P English
MA Hyde In damp grassy area near a seasonal pan, in mopane woodlandin damp grassy area near a seasonal pan, in mopane woodland, Midlands0Zimbabwe1830C3C0

Small 4 petal flowers protruding from an oval reddish "cushion" that surrounds the main stem at leaf axils. Petals white with mauve tips. Thin linear leaves widely spaced along stem, in pairs. Pressed specimen is almost 60cm tall.

108218Trifolium simense15 Mar 2020P English
BT Wursten Montane grasslandAlong road that goes to Juniper Forest, Nyika National Park1800Malawi1033D2N2456

113736Wurmbea tenuis subsp. goetzei15 Dec 2020P English
BT Wursten In montane grasslandBelow old stables, Chelinda area, Nyika National Park. 1800Malawi1033D2N2330

Only about 6-7cm tall. One or two grass blade like leaves. Six white petals with 2 purplish blue markings midway along each petal.


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 made by Penny English., retrieved 25 March 2023

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