Records determined by McPherson

Determinations: 37

The following is a list of the records determined by McPherson in species name order.

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NoSpeciesRecord dateRecorder(s)Coll.Det.Conf.HerbariaHabitatLocationLoc code(s) Outing codePlanted code Country QDSGrid ref.FZ DivAlt. (m)NotesLatLongLoc Acc Code
80788Acalypha ornata15 Mar 1997DK Harder
DK Harder 4049 G McPherson MO
Collection along valley bottom above Musaya stream, in Tonga (Sigongo) Reserve. Siavonga District; Zambezi Escarpment; along Malenga stream; ca. 14.4 km W of intersection of T2 (Kafue-Chirundu Road) and road to Siavonga/Kariba (MI5). 0Zambia1628B3S730

Shrub, to 1.5 m; along stream; leaves deep green above, lighter duller below; male flowers: anthers yellow, most all other bits green; female flowers: stigmas golden-green; bark grey-black.

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80948Andropogon eucomus subsp. eucomus24 Oct 2013CN Nkhoma
CN Nkhoma 1269 G McPherson MO
Sandy roadsideKanona, Kundalila Falls.1210Zambia1330B1C1415

Fairly common large tree with green flat fruit.

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81011Antidesma venosum13 May 1994DK Harder
DK Harder 3098 G McPherson MO
Collections in riverine miombo forest and in surrounding miombo woodlands on sandy soils on Mwaleshi River.Mpika District; Mano Camp just outside and N of North Luangwa N.P. 910Zambia1132C1N1110

Occasional; shrub to 3 m; light grey bark; midrib and primary veins with brown hairs below; fruit light green.

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81012Antidesma venosum24 Feb 1997DK Harder
DK Harder 3906 G McPherson MO
Collections at falls on sites inundated with falling water and upstreamLivingstone District; Mosi-Oa-Tunia National Park, World Heritage Site. 1060Zambia1725D4S810

Occasional; tree, in wet area; dark black bark; petioles red; young fruit light green; persistent style black.

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81013Antidesma venosum02 Mar 1997DK Harder
DK Harder 3946 G McPherson MO
At base of Chilamalila Hill in grazed thorn scrub with large boulders and rocky soils. Gwembe District; 19.1 km W of intersection of road to Sinazongwe and Choma-Maamba Road; then S then E 6.2 km on road towards Sialwala Primary School; also Maamba Waterworks. 0Zambia1727A4S450

Tree; to 4 m; grey bark; pendulous fruit clusters; light green, to white to red fruits.

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81014Antidesma venosum15 Mar 1997DK Harder
DK Harder 4033 G McPherson MO
Collection along valley bottom above Musaya stream, in Tonga (Sigongo) Reserve. Siavonga District; Zambezi Escarpment; along Malenga stream; ca. 14.4 km W of intersection of T2 (Kafue-Chirundu Road) and road to Siavonga/Kariba (MI5). 0Zambia1628B3S730

Shrub; to 5 m; along stream; leaves shiny, deep green above; lighter duller below; fruit in pendulous racemes; unripe fruit light green becoming deep red through pink.

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81015Antidesma venosum15 May 1994CN Nkhoma
CN Nkhoma 239 G McPherson MO
Mpika District; North Lwangwa National Park. 8 km from Mwaleshi River on road to Mahula Puku Camp.910Zambia1132D1N940

Uncommon shrub growing in a dried stream bed up to 4 m tall. Light green fruits ripening to red.

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81016Antidesma venosum25 May 1994CN Nkhoma
CN Nkhoma 279 G McPherson MO
Hilly area along Lualizi stream. Miombo woodland. Isoka District; Turnoff on the Isoka-Nakonde Road, ca. 18.9 km towards Muyombe. 0Zambia1032B3N930

Small tree; 4 m high x 5 cm in diameter.

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81204Bridelia mollis15 Mar 1997DK Harder
DK Harder 4051 G McPherson MO
Collection along valley bottom above Musaya stream, in Tonga (Sigongo) Reserve. Siavonga District; Zambezi Escarpment; along Malenga stream; ca. 14.4 km W of intersection of T2 (Kafue-Chirundu Road) and road to Siavonga/Kariba (MI5). 0Zambia1628B3S730

Occasional; shrub in understory; leaves shiny, deep green above, duller, lighter below; tepals light green; anthers yellow; stigma green-yellow.

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81305Chaetachme aristata01 May 1994DK Harder
DK Harder 3025 MC Merello G McPherson MO
Collections from along W edge of mushitu. Ndola Rural District; 4.6 km W of Lukoshi at intersection of roads to St. Anthony's Mission and Mukumpu School, Kabunda village, Manda mushitu. 0Zambia1327B4W1230

Rare; lianescent shrub in deep shade; tepals green; anthers yellow-orange; fruit light orange.

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82242Euphorbia espinosa14 Mar 1997NB Zimba
NB Zimba 1128 G McPherson MO
Mopane woodland.Gwembe District; Siavonga area, Lukwechele PFA No. 184; 8.9 km along road 502 from road junction with Lusaka Siavonga road in mopane woodland. 0Zambia1628B3S510

Shrub to 2 m, rare, in disturbed woodland. Stem light brown, exuding milky sap. Leaves light green. Flowers greenish yellow. Nectaries with ants.

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82243Euphorbia eylesii18 Feb 1997HH Schmidt
HH Schmidt 2312 G McPherson MO
On the escarpment and down valley to the Zambezi River. Mopane-Terminalia woodland with lithosol-cambisol soils. Livingstone District; Trust Land directly east of Mosi Oa Tunya National Park. Below Victoria Falls, along Sonqwe Gorge, 9.2 km east of the Lusaka-Livingstone Road.106,1200ZambiaS850

Herb; 20 cm, erect. Plant with white latex. Stems red. Flowers white to pink. Young fruits green.

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82244Euphorbia eylesii19 Feb 1997NB Zimba
NB Zimba 877 G McPherson MO
In undifferentiated mopane woodlandLivingstone District; Chief Mukuni. 2.2 km eastward along road to Songwe village, from road junction with Victoria Falls Road. 0Zambia1725D4S960

Herb. Common among grasses in woodland on gravel. Stems reddish brown. Leaves greenish yellow and glabrous. Flowers cream to pink. Calyx light yellow.

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82246Euphorbia heterophylla21 Feb 1997B Luwiika
B Luwiika 467 G McPherson B Luwiika MO
Boiling Pots, rain forestLivingstone District; Victoria Falls, Boiling Pots, rain forest. 1200Zambia1725D4S860

Herb 1 m, common in the rain forest. Stems light green with a metallic grey to brown tint towards the base; leaves dark green on top, light underneath; fruits small, dark green. Plant produces white latex when cut.

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82249Euphorbia matabelensis26 Feb 1997B Luwiika
B Luwiika 484 G McPherson B Luwiika MO
Sinazongwe District; Collecting near Siazwela village, Chief Sinazongwe, 4.1 km from Maamba/Sinazongwe Road turning East at the Sinazeze Shopping Center. 0Zambia1727A2S640

Shrub, 4 m on stream banks. Stems brown with greyish-black tint; leaves shiny, with conspicuous veins above, smooth underneath; yellow floral parts.

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82250Euphorbia mossambicensis20 Feb 1997DK Harder
DK Harder 3867 G McPherson MO
Degraded Baikiaea forest.Livingstone District; ca. 26.9 km W of intersection of Lusaka Road and Livingstone-Sesheke Road in Livingstone, in Katombora L.F. #30, degraded Baikiaea forest. Collections ca. 2 km. from roadside on south side of road. 0Zambia1725D3S840

Occasional, in open sandy places; scandent; stems red, leaves light green; processes white turning to pink, latex white; copious.

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82251Euphorbia mossambicensis20 Mar 1996B Luwiika
B Luwiika 409 G McPherson B Luwiika MO
Kalabo District; In the Lukona local forest; 3.3 km W from Lukona Basic School. 0Zambia1522B4B1140

Sprawling on the ground; stems tinted reddish brown; leaves smooth dark green; flowers red; produces white latex.

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82252Euphorbia mossambicensis18 Feb 1997HH Schmidt
HH Schmidt 2328 G McPherson MO
On the escarpment and down valley to the Zambezi River. Mopane-Terminalia woodland with lithosol-cambisol soils. Livingstone District; Trust Land directly east of Mosi Oa Tunya National Park. Below Victoria Falls, along Sonqwe Gorge, 9.2 km east of the Lusaka-Livingstone Road.106,1200ZambiaS850

Herb; prostrate on ground. Plant with white latex. Leaves pale grey-green. Flowers white with magenta, showy.

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82253Euphorbia mossambicensis28 Feb 1997HH Schmidt
HH Schmidt 2426 G McPherson MO
In sandy soils along beaches and shorelines. Sinazongwe District; Chete Island Game Park, on eastern edge of Lake Kariba. In much disturbed Combretum woodland, heavily grazed by elephants and game. 1990ZambiaS550

Herb, prostrate. Plant with milky sap sticky. Leaves whitish below. Flowers white. Stems red. In sandy depressions.

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82254Euphorbia mossambicensis05 Mar 1997HH Schmidt
HH Schmidt 2467 G McPherson MO
In Miombo-Terminalia woodland and adjacent dambo areas. Disturbed by cattle grazing and charcoal production. Vertisol soils. Namwala District; Ila National Forest. 11.0 km west of Namwala along motorable dirt track. 0ZambiaS950

Herb; prostrate. Plant with milky sap. Leaves pale below. Flowers pink to white. Young fruits green.

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82255Euphorbia mossambicensis19 Feb 1997NB Zimba
NB Zimba 880 G McPherson MO
In undifferentiated mopane woodlandLivingstone District; Chief Mukuni. 2.2 km eastward along road to Songwe village, from road junction with Victoria Falls Road. 0Zambia1725D4S960

Herb rare on rocky fringes. Stems green with red colorations, exuding milky latex when cut. Leaves smooth. Flowers pink to cream.

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82256Euphorbia polycnemoides17 Mar 1997B Luwiika
B Luwiika 653 G McPherson B Luwiika MO
Local ForestGwembe-Munyumbwe District; Collecting in Munyumbwe Local Forest No. 187, 4.9 km from the junction of the Gwembe-Chipepo Road. 0Zambia1627D2S570

Common in open grassland. Stems light green with red-brown coloration; leaves smooth, dark green above, light to grey-green underneath; flower petals yellow to creamy to brick red.

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82257Euphorbia tettensis02 Mar 1997DK Harder
DK Harder 3927 G McPherson MO
Slightly disturbed woodland near recent village. Soil rocky quartz with steep ravine. Gwembe District; ca. 9.1 km NW of Sinazeze and Choma-Maamba intersection on road to Choma, collections from hill miombo vegetation type along deviation in road. 0Zambia1727C4S780

Annual; occasional; midrib and base of leaf blade red; latex white; processes bright white becoming red at center; fruit hairy, green.

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82258Euphorbia tettensis15 Mar 1997DK Harder
DK Harder 4020 G McPherson MO
Collections in degraded and dry Mopane woodland and along seasonal stream. Siavonga District; Mutulanganga P.F.A. #183; ca. 37.4 km N of intersection of Lusaka-Kariba Roads on MI5, and 5 km S of bridge near Lusitu stream and ca. 2 km N of bridge over Mutulanganga River in P.F.A. intersection. 0Zambia1628B1S210

Frequent; in open areas and on disturbed sites; petioles dull red; processes (petaloid) white becoming pink; anthers yellow; copious white latex from stem.

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82857Maprounea africana25 Nov 1993DK Harder
DK Harder 2131 G McPherson MO
On rocks and in surrounding miombo woodland; rocky soils, Uapaca woodland.Chinsali District; Shiwa Ng'andu, Mansha River. Collections at Chusa Falls. 1170Zambia1131B1N1470

Occasional tree to 4 m among rocks; petioles red; young fruit light yellow-green with red.

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82913Micrococca mercurialis20 Mar 1996B Luwiika
B Luwiika 363 G McPherson B Luwiika MO
Kalabo District; In the Lukona local forest; 3.3 km W from Lukona Basic School. 0Zambia1522B4B1140

Herb; approx. 20 cm tall; stems light green; leaves soft, light green; fruits 3 podded, light green.

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83015Nuxia oppositifolia05 Nov 1993DK Harder
DK Harder 1855 MC Merello G McPherson 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

Occasional herb at edge of pond among rocks, weakly woody; calyx green; petals white; filaments and anthers white.

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83169Paropsia brazzeana05 Mar 1997HH Schmidt
HH Schmidt 2452 G McPherson MO
In Miombo-Terminalia woodland and adjacent dambo areas. Disturbed by cattle grazing and charcoal production. Vertisol soils. Namwala District; Ila National Forest. 11.0 km west of Namwala along motorable dirt track. 0ZambiaS950

Shrub; 2.0 m, erect. Stems red-tan. Leaves pubescent. Calyx pale green outside, cream inside. Corolla cream, anthers cream. Flowers sweetly fragrant. Fruits green with golden indumentum. Understory of woodland.

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83263Phyllanthus maderaspatensis14 Mar 1997NB Zimba
NB Zimba 1147 G McPherson MO
Mopane woodland.Gwembe District; Siavonga area, Mutulanganga PFA No. 183, 35.4 km from Siavonga Boma along Siavonga-Lusaka Road in mopane woodland. 0Zambia1628B3S420

Shrub occasional on margins of muddy pools. Stems green. Fruits green. Bracts green.

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83268Phyllanthus pentandrus20 Feb 1997DK Harder
DK Harder 3879 G McPherson MO
Degraded Baikiaea forest.Livingstone District; ca. 34.8 km W of intersection of Lusaka Road and Livingstone-Sesheke Roads in Livingstone then ca. 1 km S on road to Mandia School, road through Katombora L.F. #30; in degraded Baikiaea forest. 0Zambia1725C4S840

Annual; occasional; in open areas; tepals green with white; young fruit light green. Plant sweetly fragrant.

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83269Phyllanthus pentandrus18 Feb 1997HH Schmidt
HH Schmidt 2306 G McPherson MO
On the escarpment and down valley to the Zambezi River. Mopane-Terminalia woodland with lithosol-cambisol soils. Livingstone District; Trust Land directly east of Mosi Oa Tunya National Park. Below Victoria Falls, along Sonqwe Gorge, 9.2 km east of the Lusaka-Livingstone Road.106,1200ZambiaS850

Herb; 25 cm erect. Leaves pale white below. Flowers pale white to cream. Young fruits pale green, globose. DNA sample.

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83270Phyllanthus pentandrus28 Feb 1997HH Schmidt
HH Schmidt 2408 G McPherson MO
In sandy soils along beaches and shorelines. Sinazongwe District; Chete Island Game Park, on eastern edge of Lake Kariba. In much disturbed Combretum woodland, heavily grazed by elephants and game. 1990ZambiaS530

Herb; 40 cm, erect. Stems reddish. Young fruits light green, pendent. Common.

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83271Phyllanthus pentandrus11 Mar 1997HH Schmidt
HH Schmidt 2480 G McPherson MO
In Combretum-Brachystegia woodland, disturbed by human occupation. Gleysol soils with limestone outcrops. Kalomo District; Travelling northwest on the Kalomo Road (D 714), toward the southern entrance to Kafue National Park. Ca. 51 km from Kalomo. 1000ZambiaS1200

Herb; 40 cm erect. Plant without milky sap. Stems reddish-green. Leaves white below. Flowers whitish-pink, anthers yellow. Young fruits green with purple blush. Calyx papery. Occasional in rocks.

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83272Phyllanthus pentandrus01 Mar 1996NB Zimba
NB Zimba 708 G McPherson MO
Kaoma District; 3 km NW along Kaoma-Lukulu Road from junction of Kaoma-Mongu Road. 0ZambiaB1050

Herb growing on Kalahari sands in woodland; stem light green; leaves light green, smooth to touch; fruits green appearing reddish on tips.

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83273Phyllanthus pentandrus19 Feb 1997NB Zimba
NB Zimba 915 G McPherson MO
Brown Kalahari sands soilsLivingstone District; Chief Mukuni Area; 2.1 km along road to Chief Mukuni Palace from junction with Victoria Falls Road in Baikiae forest.0Zambia1725D4S960

Herb to 0.3 m, common in the forest openings. Young stems reddish brown. Fruits green. Pedicels and bracts reddish brown.

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83275Phyllanthus reticulatus var. reticulatus06 Nov 1993DK Harder
DK Harder 1871 G McPherson Along roadside. Thicket vegetation on Kalahari sands.Simonga village, along Nakatindi Road (Livingstone-Sesheke Road), ca. 20 km W of Livingstone. 0Zambia1725D4S0

Occasional shrub to 3 m tall; young fruit green turning deeper red-purple when mature.

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84009Tragia benthamii15 Mar 1997DK Harder
DK Harder 4041 G McPherson MO
Collection along valley bottom above Musaya stream, in Tonga (Sigongo) Reserve. Siavonga District; Zambezi Escarpment; along Malenga stream; ca. 14.4 km W of intersection of T2 (Kafue-Chirundu Road) and road to Siavonga/Kariba (MI5). 0Zambia1628B3S730

Twiner; on grasses; irritant hairs on fruit bracts; fruit light yellow.

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Botswana: Records determined by McPherson.
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