Collections made by Pieter Bester

Records: 15

The following is a list of the records made by Pieter Bester 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
108308Barleria spinulosa subsp. spinulosa12 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11161 I Darbyshire PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
Gorongosa National Park, 11 km NNW from Condué and 33 km SW of Inhaminga, Nhamfisse/Zamambo Gorge.0Mozambique1834D2MS219

Herb 0.86 m tall with violet-blue flowers. Occasional.-x000D- Habitat: savanna on a limestone cliff-top. In level well-drained, stony gravel, in full sun. No biotic effect seen.

-18.64225034.8154176
108316Blepharis maderaspatensis10 Apr 2013P Bester
P Bester 11589 MH Steyn PRE
BNRH
Lumadi Forest area, ± 7.4 km SE of Matias and 26 km W of Bela Vista.0Mozambique2632A4M46

Herb, 0.30 m tall, stems erect. Petals white with blue striations. Occasional. Growing in level open woodland in well-drained sandy soil in full sun on a plain. Biotic effect: grazed.

-26.34413932.4009176
109870Crotalaria barnabassii09 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11123 T Nkonki PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
Gorongosa National Park, Muzamba River Gorge, 23 km SW from Inhaminga and 86 km ENE from Gorongosa Town.0Mozambique1834D2MS226

Herb 0.24 m tall with yellow flowers. Rare.-x000D- Habitat: Grassland on a limestone plateau. In well-drained sand, in full sun. No biotic effect seen.

-18.56516734.8739176
108518Diplorhynchus condylocarpon12 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11167 P Bester PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
Gorongosa National Park, 7.8 km NNW from Condué and 36 km SW of Inhaminga, c. 7 km W of ranger's post near Condué.0Mozambique1834D2MS230

Tree 8 m tall; fruit brown with lighter "warty surface". Latex milky yellowish. Common.-x000D- Habitat: Open woodland on a plain. In well-drained sand, in full sun. No biotic effect seen.

-18.66241734.8066946
108864Helichrysum candolleanum10 Apr 2013P Bester
P Bester 11587 J Ready PRE
BNRH
Lumadi Forest area, ± 7.4 km SE of Matias and 26 km W of Bela Vista.0Mozambique2632A4M44

Herb, 0.22 m tall. Bracts white. Occasional. Growing in level open woodland in well-drained sandy soil in full sun on a plain. Biotic effect: none seen.

-26.34416732.4030286
108321Hypoestes forskaolii subsp. forskaolii10 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11131 KB Vollesen PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
Gorongosa National Park, 4 km NNW of Conduè and 38 km SSW of Inhaminga.0Mozambique1834D2MS306

Herb 0.3 m tall; flowers white with purple markings. Growing in closed woodland in light shade on a plain. In well-drained loam. Occasional.

-18.69350034.8256116
108325Justicia monechmoides10 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11130 KB Vollesen BNRH
Gorongosa National Park, 4 km NNW from Condué and 38 km SSW from Inhaminga, W of ranger's post.0Mozambique1834D2MS306

Herb 0.32 m tall with purple flowers Occasional.-x000D- Habitat: Closed Brachystegia woodland on a plain. In well-drained loam, in light shade. No biotic effect seen.

-18.69350034.8256116
110130Leucas glabrata09 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11120 JJ Meyer PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
Gorongosa National Park, Muzamba River Gorge, 23 km SW from Inhaminga and 86 km ENE from Gorongosa Town.0Mozambique1834D2MS226

Herb 0.32 m tall with white flowers. Occasional.-x000D- Habitat: Open shrubland on a limestone plateau. In well-drained sand, in full sun. No biotic effect seen.

-18.56516734.8739176
112100Melhania acuminata var. acuminata09 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11125 P Bester PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
Gorongosa National Park, Muzamba River Gorge, 23 km SW from Inhaminga and 86 km ENE from Gorongosa Town.0Mozambique1834D2MS226

Herb 0.32 m tall with yellow flowers and brown fruit. Abundant.-x000D- Habitat: Open shrubland on a limestone plateau. In well-drained sand, in full sun. Biotic effect: roadside.

-18.56516734.8739176
111279Oldenlandia corymbosa var. caespitosa14 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11180 JE Burrows PRE
BNRH
Catapu, ± 20 km NNE of Inhaminga and ± 28 km SSW of Caia.0Mozambique1835A1MS85

Herb 0.24 m tall; flowers pink to white. Occasional.-x000D- Habitat: Closed woodland on a plain. In well-drained sand, in light shade. Biotic effect: disturbed.

-18.03994435.2020286
112277Rhoicissus revoilii11 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11153 P Bester PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
Gorongosa National Park, 11 km NNW from Condué and 33 km SW of Inhaminga, Nhamfisse/Zamambo Gorge.0Mozambique1834D2MS225

Shrub 1.8 m tall. Occasional.-x000D- Habitat: Open woodland on a limestone plateau. In level well-drained sand, in full sun. No biotic effect seen.

-18.63618134.8091506
112121Strychnos madagascariensis18 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11207 M Jordaan PRE
BNRH
Sunset Beach, 5 km S of Chidenguele.0Mozambique2434C3GI32

As Strychnos gerrardii in BMRH. Tree, 4 m tall; fruit glaucous green (pale green). Growing in campsite (street of dune), on coastal dune in disturbed open woodland on a N-facing slope. In well-drained sand, in full sun. Occasional.

-24.95713934.1894176
112144Strychnos madagascariensis15 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11181 M Jordaan PRE
BNRH
Msikaba Lodge at Chicamba Dam, ± 41 km WNW of Chimoio.0Mozambique1933A1MS631

Tree 3.6 m tall. Growing in garden in front of Lodge Rooms. Occasional.-x000D- Habitat: Savanna on a plain. In well-drained sand, in full sun. Biotic effect: disturbed.

-19.04102833.0656676
110365Turraea zambesica11 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11151 M Jordaan PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
Gorongosa National Park, 11 km NNW of Conduè and 33 km SW of Inhaminga.0Mozambique1834D2MS138

Tree 6 m tall with yellow fruit; seed orange. Growing in forest in limestone gorge in light shade. In well-drained loam. Occasional.

-18.63322234.8106676
108853Vernonia colorata subsp. colorata12 Jun 2012P Bester
P Bester 11170 PPJ Herman PRE
BNRH
EOWBL
Gorongosa National Park, 7.8 km NNW from Condué and 36 km SW of Inhaminga, c. 7 km W of ranger's post near Condué.0Mozambique1834D2MS248

Tree or shrub 4 m tall with purple disc flowers only - most plants just starting to flower. Occasional.-x000D- Habitat: Open woodland on a plain. In well-drained sand, in full sun. Biotic effect: roadside.-x000D- -x000D- J.E. Burrows has a photo of the same plant.

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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: Collections made by Pieter Bester.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/utilities/utility-display-collections-by-person.php?person_id=920, retrieved 21 March 2023

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