Xerophyta retinervis Baker

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Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: retinervis: with reticulated venation.
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Eswatini, South Africa and likely in Southern Mozambique.
Botswana distribution: SE
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 45. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 142. Listed from Niassa undoubtedly in error based on misidentification

Gonçalves, A.E. (2009). Velloziaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2) Pages 164 - 165.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 333. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 148.

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Flora of Mozambique: Xerophyta retinervis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Xerophyta retinervis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Xerophyta retinervis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Xerophyta retinervis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Xerophyta retinervis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Xerophyta retinervis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Xerophyta retinervis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Xerophyta retinervis
iNaturalist: Xerophyta retinervis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Xerophyta retinervis
JSTOR Plant Science: Xerophyta retinervis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Xerophyta retinervis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Xerophyta retinervis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Xerophyta retinervis
Plants of the World Online: Xerophyta retinervis
Tropicos: Xerophyta retinervis
Wikipedia: Xerophyta retinervis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Xerophyta retinervis.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=216680, retrieved 29 March 2023

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