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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique (Chimanimani Mountains).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Caryophyllaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 1:2. 1961

Morphology General Habit
Caespitose, glaucous herb.
Morphology General Shoots
Flowering shoots branched from near the base, leafy below, branches bearing solitary terminal flowers.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves rather short, 2 × 2·5 cm. × 1·5–2 mm., about half as long as the subtended internode; lamina thin, conspicuously and evenly 3-nerved from base to apex; sheath very short, minutely hispid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx c. 3·5 cm. × 4 mm., with lobes c. 7 mm. long. Calyx bracts 4, lower pair markedly smaller than upper pair, upper pair lanceolate-elliptic, c. 1·0 cm. × 4 mm. with an acute and minutely apiculate apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Anthophore c. 3 mm. long.. Petal-lamina white or pale pink, obovate-elliptic, deeply pinnately fimbriate, fimbriae up to 1·2 cm. long; stigmas exserted c. 1·0 cm. beyond petals.

Native to:

Mozambique

Dianthus chimanimaniensis S.S.Hooper appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1959 Phipps, J. B. [838], Mozambique K000311043 holotype
Dec 20, 1957 Phipps, J. B. [838] K000311042 isotype
Dec 20, 1957 Phipps, J. B. [838] K000311044 isotype

First published in Kew Bull. 13: 318 (1958)

Accepted by

  • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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