Location: Hot Springs

Image 1

Photo: Bart Wursten
View over the Odzi River by Hot Springs.

Image 2

Photo: Bart Wursten
Another view of the Odzi River. Kanahia laniflora in the foreground.

General Information

Quarter degree square: 1932C2

Country: Zimbabwe

Habitat: Hot dry rocky woodland, also river edge, lakeside and disturbed ground

Altitude range: 570 - 600 m

Annual rainfall:

Location (short):

Location (detailed): Area includes the Hot Springs resort and the area between there and the Odzi R.


The rocky terrain of open deciduous woodland between the Hot Springs Resort and the banks of the Odzi River offers a fascinating array of species, able to survive in this harsh dry environment at low altitudes. Particularly during the rainy season, the area is rich in annual herbs.

The disturbed but slighter wetter areas along the Hot Springs lake and the banks of the Odzi River add different indigenous plants, such as Kanahia laniflora (Asclepiadaceae), as well as interesting introduced weedy species, like Ipomoea carnea (Convolvulaceae) and Jatropha gossypiifolia (Euphorbiaceae) .

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Location details: Hot Springs.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/location-display.php?location_id=31, retrieved 20 July 2024

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