Records determined by Bernard Verdcourt

Determinations: 18

The following is a list of the records determined by Bernard Verdcourt 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
80927Ampelocissus obtusata subsp. kirkiana28 Feb 1996DK Harder
DK Harder 3573 B Verdcourt K
Collections in degraded miombo woodland on Kalahari sand. Kaoma District; ca. 6.4 km NE of Kaoma on Kaoma-Kasempa Road 2 km S of Kalamba village.0Zambia1424D2B1200

Vine; sometimes climbing, young stems with red coloration; fruit green, yellow to red to purple.

-14.73722224.7836115
80928Ampelocissus obtusata subsp. kirkiana10 Mar 1997B Luwiika
B Luwiika 602 B Verdcourt B Luwiika K
Collecting along the Sinazongwe/Choma RoadChoma District; Collecting along the Sinazongwe/Choma Road, 11.6 km from the junction. 0Zambia1627C4S1200

Vine, climbing to 3 m, rare. Stems smooth red-brown, woody; leaves smooth, dark green above, light underneath; fruits purplish-black when ripen.

-16.86888927.2735565
80929Ampelocissus obtusata subsp. kirkiana10 Mar 1997B Luwiika
B Luwiika 606 B Verdcourt B Luwiika K
Collecting along the Sinazongwe/Choma RoadChoma District; Collecting along the Sinazongwe/Choma Road, 11.6 km from the junction. 0Zambia1627C4S1200

Vine, rare, climbing to 2 m. Stems woody, light green with dark brown tint; fruits light green, ripening to blood red; leaves rough, dark green above, light underneath.

-16.86888927.2735565
80930Ampelocissus obtusata subsp. kirkiana22 May 1994HH Schmidt
HH Schmidt 1455 B Verdcourt K
In miombo woodlands, flats and grassy areas. At base of Mututa Ridge. Granitic soils. Chinsali District; 22.4 km NE of junction with Mbesuma Ranch road on road to Chilunda Primary School. 0Zambia0932C4N1180

Vine, prostrate along ground. Stems reddish. Fruits pinkish-red. Uncommon in woodland flats.

-9.86444432.3397225
81791Cyphostemma buchananii01 Mar 1997NB Zimba
NB Zimba 1012 B Verdcourt K
Brown clay-sandy soils in mopane-Combretum woodland. Sinazongwe District; Kaneule Island on Lake Kariba. 1990Zambia1727B3S530

Vine, creeping along a Combretum to 4 m, occasional in woodland. Leaves green, rough to touch. Fruits green with short white hairs.

-17.30000027.6000004
81792Cyphostemma buchananii14 Mar 1997NB Zimba
NB Zimba 1131 B Verdcourt K
Mopane woodland.Gwembe District; Siavonga area, Mutulanganga PFA No. 183, 35.4 km from Siavonga Boma along Siavonga-Lusaka Road in mopane woodland. 0Zambia1628B3S420

Climbing on young vegetation to 1.5 m, occasional. Stems and leaves light green. Fruits ripening to red, fleshy and yellow inside.

-16.28333328.7166675
81793Cyphostemma congestum19 Mar 1995DK Harder
DK Harder 2906 B Verdcourt K
Collections on rocky outcrops and near cultivations in rich soil. Lusaka District; Nachitete River Road, Chipapa village, along electrical powerline; ca. 20 km along access road and cleared section along powerline. 0Zambia1528D1C1290

Occasional; in woodland; on smaller shrubs; nodes with red spots; fruits a light, dull green.

-15.59194428.5125005
83006Nesaea cordata15 Mar 1997DK Harder
DK Harder 4038 B Verdcourt K
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

In muddy area; near stream; plant light green; calyx light green; petals bright purple; anthers yellow; fruit light green.

-16.44166728.5819445
83437Rhoicissus tridentata17 Feb 1995DK Harder
DK Harder 2706 B Verdcourt K
Collections from among and around exposed granite and in surrounding grasses, cracks and pockets in rock. Solwezi District; Jirundu Botanical Reserve, 9.4 km W of Solwezi-Mwinilunga Hwy. (ca. 90 km from Solwezi) on road to village and Kambezi Primary School then ca. 1.5 km W on footpath. 0Zambia1125C4W1470

Occasional; vine; to 3 m in shrub; lower stem woody, upper light green with brown; young buds green, turning red.

-11.91250025.4861115
83438Rhoicissus tridentata10 Mar 1997B Luwiika
B Luwiika 601 B Verdcourt B Luwiika K
Collecting along the Sinazongwe/Choma RoadChoma District; Collecting along the Sinazongwe/Choma Road, 11.6 km from the junction. 0Zambia1627C4S1200

Vine, rare. Stems woody, greyish-brown; leaves dark green above, light with greyish-brown soft hairs underneath; fruits green to reddish-brown forming a cluster.

-16.86888927.2735565
95325Spermacoce senensis10 Mar 1958JWH Giess
H Merxmüller
H Merxmüller 2048 B Verdcourt WIND
Caprivi: Grootfontein-North/Caprivi Strip district: Andara, close vicinity of rest camp.0Namibia (Caprivi Strip)1821A20

Notes: Plants annual, flowers pale blue.

-18.12500021.3750002
83786Striga gesnerioides18 Feb 1997HH Schmidt
HH Schmidt 2298 B Verdcourt K
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; 35 cm erect, parasitic. Stems burgundy-purple. Calyx green. Corolla pale purple, white in throat. Uncommon.

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83991Tinospora caffra05 Feb 1995DK Harder
DK Harder 2615 B Verdcourt K
Collections from within disturbed and undisturbed forest habitat. Mwekera Forest College; (Mwekera) Botanical Reserve; ca. 0.25 km NE of Mwekera Dam/Reservoir; near bee house. 0Zambia1228C4W1320

Climber; to 4 m on shrubs; stems red-brown; immature fruit green.

-12.84361128.3550004
83992Tinospora caffra22 Feb 1997HH Schmidt
HH Schmidt 2350 B Verdcourt K
Along the escarpment and into the gorge, exiting to the Zambezi River. In Mopane-Terminalia woodland with cambisol-luvisol soil. Kalomo District; 27 km east of the Lusaka-Livingstone Road. On the road to Mukumi Village. 0ZambiaS870

Liana; climbing in vegetation up to 10 m. Stems grey with raised lenticels, wood soft. Leaves thick, fleshy. Fruits green turning pale yellow-orange, immature.

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84105Vangueria infausta subsp. infausta31 Jan 1995DK Harder
DK Harder 2536 B Verdcourt K
In miombo woodland once grazed. Soil silty, sand and hard-packed clay. Kabwe Rural District; Chisamba. Ca. 7 km W of Great North Road on road to Wardy Farm, collections on farm between farm house and Wangwe (sp?) River at western edge of property. 0Zambia1528C3C1140

Frequent; shrub; in miombo woodland; young shoots with light brown hairs; young fruits soft and light green; fruits edible.

-15.75555628.1422225
84106Vangueria infausta subsp. infausta17 Feb 1995B Luwiika
B Luwiika 54 B Verdcourt B Luwiika K
Collecting from rock outcrop in Jirundu plains/swampSolwezi District; Jirundu National Forestry Reserve (Botanical Reserve). 95 km E of Solwezi/Mwinilunga Road, near the Kambizhi Primary School.0Zambia1125C4W1470

Tree; to ca. 5 m; trunk and stems dark brown; leaves rough on both sides dark green adaxially, lighter abaxially with small hairs; fruits round, two-seeded, dark; occasional; on rocky outcrop.

-11.91250025.4861115
84112Vangueriopsis lanciflora28 Feb 1995B Luwiika
B Luwiika 103 B Verdcourt B Luwiika K
Miombo woodlandMwinilunga District; Ikelenge; Kavunga Protected Forest Area; adjacent to Hillwood Farms' Nchila Wildlife Reserve at Hillwood Farms; ca. 3.5 km E of Ikelenge. 1520Zambia1124A4W1350

Tree; ca. 7 m tall; bark reddish-brown; leaves dark green adaxially, light green abaxially.

-11.25944424.3261115
84176Vitex mombassae22 May 1994HH Schmidt
HH Schmidt 1411 B Verdcourt K
Along secondary road to radio transmitting tower. In rocky woodlands, with large boulders, slopes, and open areas. Predominantly granite, well eroded. Chinsali District; 24.5 km NW of junction with Isoka-Mpika road (T2); on the road to Mbesuma Ranch.0Zambia1032C4N1550

Tree; 5 m x 5 cm DBH. Bark grey, very rough. Leaves rough, pubescent. Fruits green with pale yellowish spots. Among rocks.

-10.95000032.3775004


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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Records determined by Bernard Verdcourt.
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