Records determined by Alan Paton

Determinations: 21

The following is a list of the records determined by Alan Paton 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
80801Acrotome angustifolia05 Mar 1997HH Schmidt
HH Schmidt 2466 AJ Paton K
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; 70 cm, erect. Leaves with white gland dots on lower surface. Calyx cream to green. Corolla white, anthers orange-brown. Fruits four-seeded, brown-black.

80845Aeollanthus neglectus28 Feb 1997HH Schmidt
HH Schmidt 2416 AJ Paton K
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, 60 cm, erect. Plant strongly aromatic. Leaves whitish below. Calyx pale green, corolla lilac.

80847Aeollanthus rehmannii07 Mar 1995B Luwiika
B Luwiika 158 AJ Paton B Luwiika K
Kasempa District; Kasempa; Kamusongwe Hill directly adjacent to Kamusongwe Prison; ca. 2 km from city center. 0Zambia1325B4W1470

Herbaceous; ca. 40 cm tall; stems light green, with a maroon tint, with soft white hairs; leaves dark green adaxially, pale green abaxially; inflorescence petals pink with green bracts with a red tint.

82565Cantinoa americana13 May 1993MG Bingham
MG Bingham 9341 AJ Paton K
SeepageKaoma, Luena River. 0Zambia1424D4B1150

81407Clerodendrum buchneri14 May 1993MG Bingham
MG Bingham 9379 AJ Paton K
Termite mound. Kaoma, Luena River. 0Zambia1424D4B1150


83299Coleus esculentus22 Nov 1993DK Harder
DK Harder 2087 AJ Paton K
Collections around Kundalila Falls. Rocky soils, quartz sand and basalt outcrops. Kanona District; Kundalila Falls Picnic Area, 13 km S of Serenje-Mpika Hwy.1210Zambia1330B1C1590

Occasional and locally abundant herb, 1.5 m; no leaves when flowering; calyx light green; all other flower parts yellow.

82118Endostemon tereticaulis01 Mar 1997NB Zimba
NB Zimba 1016 AJ Paton K
Brown clay-sandy soils in mopane-Combretum woodland. Sinazongwe District; Kaneule Island on Lake Kariba. 1990Zambia1727B3S530

Herb to 0.5 m high, locally common in woodland understory among grasses. Aromatic. Leaves green, hairy and sticky to feel. Flowers purple.

82526Hoslundia opposita19 Nov 1993DK Harder
DK Harder 1976 AJ Paton K
Mushitu dominated by Syzygium, marshes and open waterKasanka National Park; Kalamafiala Forest. 990Zambia1230C1C1170

Shrub in forest patch; calyx green; corolla white, weakly wooded; style white, slightly aromatic.

82527Hoslundia opposita12 Mar 1996DK Harder
DK Harder 3688 AJ Paton K
In degraded miombo woodland along drivewayLusaka District; Lusaka East; Jellis Farm ca. 0.5 km from front gate. 1450Zambia1528A4C1320

Occasional; on dambo margin and on termite mounds; calyx light green-yellow; corolla white becoming brown; flesh around fruit orange.

82528Hoslundia opposita09 Mar 1997DK Harder
DK Harder 3962 AJ Paton K
Collections in roadside, degraded miombo on micaceous soils.Choma District; ca. 38.2 km N on M11 of intersection Choma-Namwala Road and Choma-Lusaka Roads, ca. 5.6 km S of Ngonga stream. 0Zambia1626B4S1200

Arching shrub; to 2 m tall; on flanks of termitaria; leaves light green; calyx very light green; corolla all white; fruit light green to cream to soft orange.

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.

82897Mentha aquatica19 Nov 1993DK Harder
DK Harder 1970 AJ Paton K
Mushitu dominated by Syzygium, marshes and open waterKasanka National Park; Kalamafiala Forest. 990Zambia1230C1C1170

Frequent herb to 1.5 m; light green; calyx light green, longitudinally, striped darker green; corolla light purple; filaments light purple; anthers brown; aromatic.

83826Syncolostemon bracteosus04 Jan 1994MG Bingham
MG Bingham 9933 AJ Paton K
Lusaka SSW, Makeni, Bayuni School Road, wasteland. 0Zambia0

Bracts white.

83828Syncolostemon bracteosus02 Mar 1996DK Harder
DK Harder 3645 AJ Paton K
Collected from mavunda thickets on white, quartz Kalahari sand and in open woodland. Kaoma District; ca. 5 km along road to Luampa Hospital from intersection with Lusaka-Mongu Roads. 0Zambia1424D3B1080

Annual; widespread in abandoned field; upper inflorescence bracts white; calyx green with upper petals with purple markings; corolla mostly white with deep purple edge at opening; strongly aromatic.

83830Syncolostemon bracteosus26 Feb 1997B Luwiika
B Luwiika 513 AJ Paton B Luwiika K
Sinazongwe District; Collecting near Siazwela village, Chief Sinazongwe, 4.1 km from Maamba/Sinazongwe Road, turning East at the Sinazeze Shopping Center. 0Zambia1727A2S640

Herb, 50 cm. Stems light green with white hairs, tinted reddish-brown at base; leaves light green; flowers with persistent purple bracts, yellowish-white flowers; woody taproot.

83831Syncolostemon bracteosus28 Feb 1997HH Schmidt
HH Schmidt 2398 AJ Paton K
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, 50 cm, erect. Stems strongly ribbed. Calyx green, corolla pinkish-white. Fruits white, shiny. Anthers pale purple, filaments white to pale purple. Bracts at stem apex magenta, showy. Common.

83832Syncolostemon bracteosus19 Feb 1997NB Zimba
NB Zimba 920 AJ Paton K
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

Shrub to 0.4 m, common in forest openings. Leaves aromatic. Flowers cream to purple. Fruits green with long white hairs.

83833Syncolostemon bracteosus14 Mar 1997NB Zimba
NB Zimba 1113 AJ Paton K
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 1 m, common among grasses in disturbed open areas, aromatic. Stems green appearing red. Flowers light cream. Bracts purple. Corolla cream.

83986Tinnea vestita29 Feb 1996B Luwiika
B Luwiika 223 AJ Paton B Luwiika K
Kaoma District; Along the Kaoma/Kasempa road 45.3 km from Kaoma town, near Kimbananga village, Chief Chitwa. 0ZambiaB1290

Shrub; approx. 50 cm tall; leaves dark green with small soft hairs on both sides; bracts light green; petals purple; stigma yellow; stems light green with softr, light brown hairs.

83987Tinnea vestita14 Feb 1995MM Nawa
MM Nawa 37 AJ Paton K
Near an old camp site. Solwezi District; 78 km west of Solwezi along Solwezi-Mwinilunga Road. Ca. 5.5 km from main road going northwest along the Lumwana east river. 0Zambia1225B2W1410

Occasional in woodland. Flowers purple, leaves opposite; yellow anthers with black spots; floral bracts pink outside.

83988Tinnea vestita04 Mar 1996NB Zimba
NB Zimba 761 AJ Paton K
Kaoma District; 80 km S from Luampa Mission along Kaoma-Mulobezi Road. 0ZambiaB1260

Shrub; to 0.3 m; on white Kalahari sands; stem brown and hairy; leaves light green; flower deep red with green tints on the calyx; stamens yellow.


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: Records determined by Alan Paton., retrieved 28 March 2023

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