Collections made by Brian Best

Records: 19

The following is a list of the records made by Brian Best 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
53236Actiniopteris dimorpha subsp. dimorpha08 Feb 1976EB Best
EB Best 1280 SRGH
In wet soil pockets in rock crevices where water seepageMkooi Gorge farm, Makoni district.0Zimbabwe1832A4C1800

Small gregarious perennial herb having divided leaves on erect stalk +/- 0.1 m.

24788Barleria holubii subsp. holubii12 Aug 1980EB Best
EB Best 1415 SRGH
Among rocks at head of valleyMatopos National Park, central Wild Area0ZimbabweW0

Very prickly shrub 60 - 150 cm high and twice as much across

81445Combretum molle07 Oct 1960EB Best
EB Best 239 Woodlands, garden in former Brachystegia woodland.Lusaka, woodlands, garden in former Brachystegia woodland.0Zambia1528A4C1310

Tree to about 40' branching at about 10-12' DBH=11'. Bark brown/grey, slash yellow. Flowers yellow. Ripe fruits brown.

52012Crassula lanceolata subsp. transvaalensis09 Feb 1984EB Best
EB Best 2094 Mukuvisi Woodland10Zimbabwe1731C3C0

121062Cyperus margaritaceus04 Nov 1981EB Best
EB Best 1792 SRGH
Mukuvisi Woodlands, Harare.1,20Zimbabwe1731C3C1472

121063Cyperus rupestris02 Jan 1982EB Best
Edge of pool on rocky outcropMukuvisi Woodland. 1,20Zimbabwe1731C3C1472

21503Erianthemum virescens13 Dec 1983EB Best
EB Best 2085 SRGH
In carpark, Mukuvisi Woodlands1,20Zimbabwe1731C3C1472

Parasite on Melia azedarach. Flowers pale green.

82217Euclea schimperi21 Apr 1960EB Best
EB Best 315 Woodlands, somewhat disturbed by fire and cutting. Gloucester Road, woodlands of Lusaka.0ZambiaC1280

Bush, 6 feet high. Evergreen. Leaves pale green below would make a good hedge plant.

82427Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. rostratus10 Aug 1961EB Best
EB Best 292 DJ Goyder Polder wall - soil black clay. Full sun. Well drained.Kafue Pilot Polder0Zambia1527D4S914

Large woody herb or shrub to 15 feet. Flowers white or pale greenish white. Stem exuding milky juice on wounding. Locally frequent. Fruit opening to expose long silky awns of seeds.

22960Ipomoea welwitschii09 Feb 1984EB Best
EB Best 2091 SRGH
Mukuvisi Woodlands1,20Zimbabwe1731C3C

24146Laurembergia repens subsp. brachypoda14 Jan 1983EB Best
EB Best 1951 SRGH
Mukuvisi Woodland, Blatherwick Avenue end1,20Zimbabwe1731C3C

119388Macrotyloma axillare var. axillare19 Apr 1982EB Best
EB Best 1928 SRGH
In grassland.Mukuvisi Woodland, Harare1,20Zimbabwe1731C3C0

A climber on grasses. Flowers lime-green.

99117Parthenium hysterophorus06 Mar 1982EB Best
EB Best 1881 SRGH
On side of earth dam wall above and near waterline. Also in shade on termitariumRainham Dam, Old Gatooma Road0Zimbabwe1730D4C0

Erect annual herb with white flowers

99118Parthenium hysterophorus05 Dec 1983EB Best
EB Best 1956 SRGH
On sides of dam wall, on summits of termitaria in full sun and shade if tree/bush groups. Termitaria in cattle paddocks grazed bare. Rainham Dam0Zimbabwe1730D4C1472

Erect annual herb with white flowers

24150Periglossum mackenii14 Jan 1983EB Best
EB Best 1954 SRGH
Mukuvisi Woodland, Blatherwick Avenue end1,20Zimbabwe1731C3C

41882Selaginella dregei17 Mar 1984EB Best
EB Best 2108 SRGH
Shallow soil on flat rock, full sun Twentydales, J.Jones' garden fronting Ruwa river, Harare0Zimbabwe1731C3C1500

84587Sesbania microphylla08 Mar 1982EB Best
EB Best 1904 SRGH
Chiraura vlei, Mukuvisi Woodland1,20Zimbabwe1731C3C0

24147Steganotaenia araliacea var. araliacea04 Apr 1983EB Best
EB Best 2014 SRGH
Mukuvisi Woodland1,20Zimbabwe1731C3C

106623Walleria nutans18 Dec 1983EB Best
EB Best 2087 SRGH
Woodland on steep slopeCraighill0Zimbabwe1731C2C0

Perennial herb with annual stems. Flowers white.


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: Collections made by Brian Best., retrieved 14 June 2024

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