Collections made by Mary Merello

Records: 29

The following is a list of the records made by Mary Merello in species name order. The records are of species which occur in botambique (either as a native/naturalised species or as a cultivated species).

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NoSpeciesRecord dateRecorder(s)Coll.Det.Conf.HerbariaHabitatLocationLoc code Outing codePlanted code Country QDSGrid ref.FZ DivAlt. (m)NotesLatLongLoc Acc Code
80745Acacia karroo31 Oct 1993DK Harder
MC Merello
DK Harder MC Merello 1836 RE Gereau MO
Collections along road and stream in degraded and interplanted woodland.Lusaka: Yielding Tree Farm, ca. 12 km W of Lusaka on Mungwi Road Farmlands N of road. 0Zambia1528A3C1200

Common shrub to 3 m; brown bark; filaments bright yellow.

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80866Afzelia quanzensis18 Nov 1993DK Harder
MC Merello
CN Nkhoma
M Mupeta
DK Harder MC Merello CN Nkhoma M Mupeta 1947 DK Harder MO
In seasonally inundated area on deep alluvial soils.Kasanka National Park, Luwombwa River. 990Zambia1230C1C1170

Frequent tree in woodland; light tan; calyx light yellow and green; "standard" green on back, orange turning red on front; all other petals and flower parts green.

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80896Albizia harveyi06 Nov 1993SM Chisumpa
DK Harder
MC Merello
SM Chisumpa DK Harder MC Merello 1867 RE Gereau MO
Along roadside. Thicket vegetation on Kalahari sands.Simonga village, along Nakatindi Road (Livingstone-Sesheke Road), ca. 20 km W of Livingstone. 0Zambia1725D4S0

Tree almost leafless, 3 m tall; leaflets light green; young shoots, inflorescences and buds tinged red; anthers white, sweetly fragrant.

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80921Amblygonocarpus andongensis06 Nov 1993SM Chisumpa
DK Harder
MC Merello
SM Chisumpa DK Harder MC Merello 1876 RE Gereau MO
Along roadside in woodland (miombo)Simonga Village, along Nakatindi Road (Livingstone-Sesheke Road) approx. 32 km W from Livingstone. . 0Zambia1725D4S0

Tree, 10 m with red-brown bark; petiole and petiolules brown-red; leaflets light green; corolla creamy white; anthers yellow. Seed fried as ground nut substitute. Pods powdered and administered against termites.

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81113Bobgunnia madagascariensis21 Nov 1993DK Harder
MC Merello
CN Nkhoma
DK Harder MC Merello CN Nkhoma 2048 DK Harder MO
Collections in grasslands along stream. Rocky soils, quartz sand and basalt outcrops. Kanona District; Kundalila Falls Picnic Area ca. 13 km S of Serenje-Mpika Hwy. at Kanona. 1210Zambia1330B1C1570

Tree to 5 m, rough, dark bark; golden hairs on petiole and petiolule and midrib; banner white with green at base; calyx green with darker hairs; filaments orange.

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81114Bobgunnia madagascariensis09 Dec 1993DK Harder
MC Merello
CN Nkhoma
DK Harder MC Merello CN Nkhoma 2226 DK Harder MO
At bridge over Nchelenje River. Collections in dambo on E side of river. Mporokoso District; along Mporokoso-Kasama Road, 95 km ESE of intersection of Mporokoso-Nsama-Kasama Roads N of Mporokoso. 0Zambia0930A4N1590

Frequent tree to 7 m; rough grey bark, infected with round galls; pods green, to 30 cm long.

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81115Bobgunnia madagascariensis07 Nov 1993DK Harder
MC Merello
CN Nkhoma
DK Harder MC Merello CN Nkhoma 910 DK Harder MO
Woodlands, somewhat disturbed by fire and cutting. 2 km northeast of Choma along the Livingstone-Lusaka Road.0Zambia1627C3S1290

Slender tree to 3 m tall; bark grey; buds golden brown, pubescent, banner white with yellow stripes from centre inside; anthers and filaments yellow-orange, young fruits light-green.

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81121Boerhavia diffusa06 Dec 1993MC Merello
MC Merello 961 Wet forest along Lake TanganyikaKaputa District; Nsumbu National Forest, Kampasa Rain Forest, wet forest along Lake Tanganyika. 108,2000Zambia0830D1N870

Prostrate vining herb, contains white latex; younger stems pinkish; leaf with white undersides, young fruits green; petals pinkish-lavender, anthers yellow. Uncommon, grows in open, rocky area.

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81586Crossopteryx febrifuga02 Dec 1993MC Merello
MC Merello 942 D Bridson K
Forest patches among cultivated areasMbala District; Mpulungu Protected Forest Area No. 45, off Mbala-Mpulungu Road along dirt road D13 6.4 km from beginning. 0Zambia0831C3N930

Tree 3 m; buds cream-colored; open flowers greenish-cream colour; calyx green; young fruits green, capsular dries brown and splits. Frequent.

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81720Cucumis hirsutus10 Nov 1993MC Merello
MC Merello 926 S Bodine MO
Disturbed woodlandsDisturbed woodlands of Yieldingtree Farm, lands on southwest side of road, 14 km northwest of Lusaka on Botha's Rust Road (Mungwi Road). 1Zambia1528A3C1170

Vine on cleared slope; (once cultivated) foliage bluish; petals white, yellow in centre. Flowers fade very quickly.

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81762Cyperus digitatus subsp. auricomus08 Dec 1993MC Merello
MC Merello 988 C Archer PRE
Dried dambo and grasslands around Lake Mweru Wantipa. Kaputa District; Mweru Wantipa National Park, along main road through park (D-37) 18.6 km south of northern park gate. 940Zambia0829D1N1000

Clumping sedge of sandy lake shore to 1 m tall; spikes light golden-yellow; leaves with white undersides.

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81970Diplorhynchus condylocarpon08 Dec 1993MC Merello
MC Merello 1000 AJM Leeuwenberg WAG
Disturbed miombo woodland.Kaputa District; Mweru Wantipa National Park, along main road through park (D-37) 8 km north of the southern park gate. 940Zambia0829C4N1100

Large tree 15 m; calyx green, petals cream in bud, white when open, slightly fragrant; leaves glossy above, dull and lighter beneath; contains white latex. Common.

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82001Dolichos kilimandscharicus subsp. kilimandscharicus01 Dec 1993DK Harder
MC Merello
CN Nkhoma
DK Harder MC Merello CN Nkhoma 71 DK Harder MO
Miombo woodland in hilly topography. Mbala District; 24 km west of Mbala along Mbala-Mpulungu Road to Power Station Road (D549). By stream 3 km along road D549. 0Zambia0831C3N1320

Locally common plant with yellow-green pods turning brown-purple; stem purple.

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82002Dolichos kilimandscharicus subsp. kilimandscharicus01 Dec 1993DK Harder
MC Merello
CN Nkhoma
DK Harder MC Merello CN Nkhoma 104 DK Harder MO
Open woodlandMbala District; 24 km west of Mbala along Mbala-Mpulungu Road to Power Station Road (D549). Open woodlands between 22.6-25.6 km along D549 becoming road RD2. 0Zambia0831C3N1740

Common plant with stem green to purple. Inflorescence light yellow with purple streaks. Wings almost completely purple.

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82469Euploca katangensis08 Dec 1993MC Merello
MC Merello 987 MO
Dried dambo and grasslands around Lake Mweru Wantipa. Kaputa District; Mweru Wantipa National Park, along main road through park (D-37) 18.6 km south of northern park gate. 940Zambia0829D1N1000

Perennial clump forming herb 5 cm tall; corollas bright yellow. Common.

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82370Gisekia pharnaceoides var. pharnaceoides08 Dec 1993MC Merello
MC Merello 984 MC Merello MO
Dried dambo and grasslands around Lake Mweru Wantipa. Kaputa District; Mweru Wantipa National Park, along main road through park (D-37) 18.6 km south of northern park gate. 940Zambia0829D1N1000

Annual succulent herb; lower stems pinkish; 20 cm tall; grows in clumps; sepals green; petals white fading to yellow; stamens red-violet; leaves white on undersides.

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82471Heliotropium ovalifolium08 Dec 1993MC Merello
MC Merello 985 JS Miller MO
Dried dambo and grasslands around Lake Mweru Wantipa. Kaputa District; Mweru Wantipa National Park, along main road through park (D-37) 18.6 km south of northern park gate. 940Zambia0829D1N1000

Perennial 70 cm tall; foliage grey-blue color; corollas white, yellow in centers.

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82529Hoslundia opposita06 Dec 1993MC Merello
MC Merello 976 AJ Paton K
Open woodland at shores of Lake Tanganyika, Chilanga Rocks Campground. Kaputa District; Nsumbu National Park.1080Zambia0830D1N900

Scrambling shrub 3 m tall; perianth white; "generic herbal" fragrance. Very common.

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82672Julbernardia globiflora16 May 1994DK Harder
MC Merello
CN Nkhoma
DK Harder MC Merello CN Nkhoma 3136 FJ Breteler WAG
Miombo woodland species mixed with cultivated ornamentals.Mpika District; Mpika town, Chitulika [Ministry of Local Govt. & Housing Hostels] ca. 2 km west of Serenje-Mpika Road, collections within encampment. 0Zambia1131C4N1200

Frequent; to 8 m; leaves glossy; pods with velvety brown hairs, bark deeply fissured.

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82918Mimosa pigra08 Dec 1993DK Harder
MC Merello
CN Nkhoma
DK Harder MC Merello CN Nkhoma 991 RE Gereau MO
Dried dambo and grasslands around Lake Mweru Wantipa. Kaputa District; Mweru Wantipa National Park, along main road through park (D-37) 18.6 km south of northern park gate. 940Zambia0829D1N1000

Shrub, armed; 70-80 cm tall; flowers pale pink, fruits golden-green; leaves close when touched.

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82919Mimosa pigra18 Nov 1993DK Harder
MC Merello
CN Nkhoma
M Mupeta
DK Harder MC Merello CN Nkhoma M Mupeta 1932 RE Gereau MO
In seasonally inundated area on deep alluvial soils.Kasanka National Park, Luwombwa River. 990Zambia1230C1C1170

Frequent shrub at edge of water; flowers pink with yellow pollen; pods golden-green, maturing dark brown-black.

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82993Neorautanenia mitis02 Dec 1993DK Harder
MC Merello
CN Nkhoma
DK Harder MC Merello CN Nkhoma 953 DK Harder MO
Disturbed forest along stream bed.Mbala District; Mpulungu Protected Forest Area No. 45, along dirt road D13 1.7 km west of its intersection with Mbala-Mpulungu Road. 0Zambia0831C3N1040

Perennial vine, prostrate, with erect leaves 25 cm tall; blue-grey under sides with sandpaper texture; calyx green tinged with purple; banner green streaked with purple; wings purple, keel white, anthers orange-yellow; stamens white; young pods with a golden-brown pubescence.

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83217Peltophorum africanum18 Nov 1993DK Harder
MC Merello
CN Nkhoma
M Mupeta
DK Harder MC Merello CN Nkhoma M Mupeta 1953 DK Harder MO
Collections in riverine forest. Kasanka National Park, along Musande River. Along eastern shore approx. 1.5 km S of Musande Tent Camp. 990Zambia1230C1C1170

Tree of miombo to 8 m; calyx light green with darker brown hairs outside, lighter green inside; petals bright yellow; anthers yellow-orange.

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83220Peltophorum africanum05 Nov 1993DK Harder
MC Merello
CN Nkhoma
M Mupeta
E Tmngonga
DK Harder MC Merello CN Nkhoma M Mupeta E Tmngonga 1857 DK Harder MO
In miombo woodland along stream (seasonal) at permanent pool. Musi-oa Tunia National Park, along road to Songwe Gorge ca. 4 km SW of intersection with Zimbabwe-Livingstone Road. 1060Zambia1725D4S870

Frequent tree to 4 m tall; young parts curved with light brown hairs; calyx light green; corolla bright yellow; filaments yellow-green; anthers yellow.

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83385Psydrax livida02 Dec 1993MC Merello
MC Merello 934 D Bridson K
Disturbed forested ridge along Lake Tanganyika at Mbete Bay in Kalini Ridge. Mbala District; Mpulungu Protected Forest Area No. 45, 9.9 km along dirt road D13 (off Mbala-Mpulungu Road). 2000Zambia0831D3N870

Tree 6-8 m; flowers white, slightly fragrant, visited by many flies and bees; stigmas yellowish exerted; branches smooth. Frequent.

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83944Terminalia stenostachya02 Dec 1993MC Merello
MC Merello 948 CCH Jongkind WAG
Disturbed forest along stream bed.Mbala District; Mpulungu Protected Forest Area No. 45, along dirt road D13 1.7 km west of its intersection with Mbala-Mpulungu Road. 0Zambia0831C3N1040

Tree 6 m; some buds red, some cream-colored, open flowers white, feathery dirty-white "staminode" at base of flower; fragrance of musky-honey, winged fruits pinkish-red becoming greener around the seed.

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84078Tylosema fassoglense10 Nov 1993DK Harder
MC Merello
DK Harder MC Merello 924 FJ Breteler WAG
Disturbed woodlandsDisturbed woodlands of Yieldingtree Farm, lands on southwest side of road, 14 km northwest of Lusaka on Botha's Rust Road (Mungwi Road). 0Zambia1528A3C1170

Prostrate leafless vine spreading 2-4 m in all directions, stems red; petals yellow, young fruits red. Common.

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84147Vigna luteola19 Nov 1993DK Harder
MC Merello
CN Nkhoma
M Mupeta
DK Harder MC Merello CN Nkhoma M Mupeta 1972 DK Harder MO
Mushitu dominated by Syzygium, marshes and open waterKasanka National Park; Kalamafiala Forest. 990Zambia1230C1C1170

Rare twiner in grass and at edge of smaller ponds; stems tinged red; calyx green; standard green outside, yellow inside; wings yellow; keel lighter yellow; closed buds tinged purple at tip.

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84201Waltheria indica08 Dec 1993MC Merello
MC Merello 992 MC Merello MO
Dried dambo and grasslands around Lake Mweru Wantipa. Kaputa District; Mweru Wantipa National Park, along main road through park (D-37) 18.6 km south of northern park gate. 940Zambia0829D1N1000

Perennial herb to 75 cm tall; petals yellow; calyx green.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Botswana: Collections made by Mary Merello.
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