Records made by Mervyn Lötter

Records: 42

The following is a list of the records made by Mervyn Lötter 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
19170Amblygonocarpus andongensis12 Mar 2007BT Wursten
JE Burrows
M Coates Palgrave
P Ballings
M Lötter
BT Wursten Miombo woodland with riverine influencesLevasflor, Cheringoma, Mozambique.880Mozambique1834D4MS200

-18.75898334.9248337
109435Aneilema hockii04 Apr 2010M Lötter
BC Turpin
BC Turpin 290 RB Faden BNRH
Save floodplain.0Mozambique2134A2GI74

Herb with striped calyx, in open Brachystegia torrei woodland. In shade of tree.

-21.03972234.2611116
36427Artabotrys brachypetalus11 Mar 2007BT Wursten
JE Burrows
M Coates Palgrave
P Ballings
M Lötter
JE Burrows Mixed woodland Road to Chiniziuwa River, Cheringoma0Mozambique1835C3MS150

-18.95000035.0166705
109858Baphia massaiensis subsp. obovata var. obovata16 May 1998M Lötter
M Lötter 297 BNRH
5km S. of Save River along road from Beira to Maputo.0Mozambique2134B1?0

Small tree (2 m tall) growing on deep sands in woodland. -x000D-

0.0000000.0000002
109022Bauhinia petersiana05 Oct 2005M Lötter
M Lötter 1147 M Lötter BNRH
Nampula town area.0Mozambique1539A1N0

Shrub. Flowers white.

0.0000000.0000002
109199Boscia angustifolia var. corymbosa08 Sep 2009M Lötter
BC Turpin
M Lötter 1848 DJ Goyder BNRH
Moz Hunters Concession, Pundanhar to Nangade.0Mozambique1039D4N38

KEW - ProNatura Project.-x000D- 8 m tall, single-stemmed; smooth grey bark. Fruits brown. Occasional-x000D- Habitat: Open woodland. In sandy clay.

-10.87888939.9052786
109203Boscia mossambicensis02 Apr 2010M Lötter
BC Turpin
M Lötter 2016 M Lötter BNRH
Sand forest along Massingir to Chokwe road.0Mozambique2432A2GI158

Shrub 1.5 m tall. Multi-stemmed. Flowers yellow-green, musty-smelling, not that visible and smell noticeable. Flowering near base. Occasional-x000D- Habitat: Closed shrubland, in well-drained sand. In full sun.

-24.14555632.2908336
108257Brachystegia boehmii09 May 1998M Lötter
M Lötter 254 BNRH
Miombo with Erythrophleum.5 km S. of Birchenough Bridge.0Zimbabwe1932C4S0

0.0000000.0000000
66289Burkea africana09 Mar 2007BT Wursten
JE Burrows
M Coates Palgrave
P Ballings
M Lötter
JE Burrows M Coates Palgrave Miombo woodlandCheringoma escarpment.0Mozambique1834B4MS300

Red velvet growth tip

-18.49520034.9812006
18103Cissus rotundifolia08 Mar 2007BT Wursten
JE Burrows
M Coates Palgrave
P Ballings
M Lötter
Climbing in tree on termite hillRoad to Casa Banana, Sofala.0Mozambique1834A4MS104

-18.47716034.3867405
24853Combretum zeyheri12 Mar 2007BT Wursten
JE Burrows
M Coates Palgrave
P Ballings
M Lötter
BT Wursten M Coates Palgrave Miombo woodlandLevasflor Concession, Cheringoma880Mozambique1834D4MS200

-18.75928034.9261547
109446Commelina africana04 Apr 2010M Lötter
BC Turpin
BC Turpin 289 RB Faden BNRH
Save Sand forest.0Mozambique2134B1GI76

Spreading herb with yellow flowers; glabrous except for cilia on leaf sheath. In dappled shade of Brachystegia torrei sand forest. On a sand bank.

-21.21583334.6708336
109447Commelina africana11 Apr 2010M Lötter
BC Turpin
BC Turpin 297 RB Faden BNRH
Chimanimani Gate Camp.0Mozambique1933C1MS592

Erect bushy herb 30 cm tall with yellow flowers and narrow leaves. Growing at campsite in bare sandy soil, still flowering in the afternoon.

-19.58638933.0850006
109448Commelina aspera var. aspera10 Mar 2009M Lötter
BC Turpin
BC Turpin 250 RB Faden BNRH
Ñ 55 km S of Lichinga.0Mozambique1335C4N1053

A 20 cm tall, erect herb with yellow flowers, mauve claws and purple filaments. Spathes terminally clustered and acuminate. Leaves partially folded. Growing in Miombo woodland in dappled shade.

-13.78472235.3547226
109450Commelina benghalensis20 Mar 2009M Lötter
BC Turpin
BC Turpin 258 RB Faden BNRH
Ñ 55 km S of Macomia.0Mozambique1240C1N179

An uncommon herb with erect stems to 40 cm tall. Flowers blue. Subterranean flowers collected, too! Growing in woodland at the base of a granite outcrop in shade. In deep soil.

-12.66305640.0233336
109451Commelina benghalensis23 Mar 2009M Lötter
BC Turpin
BC Turpin 264 RB Faden BNRH
Nangade.0Mozambique1139B1N236

A herb with 1 m long stems scrambling through grass. Tiny blue flowers. Ovate leaves and red cilia on leaf-sheaths.-x000D- [photo of live plant attached to sheet]

-11.02194439.7091676
109457Commelina diffusa subsp. diffusa13 Apr 2010M Lötter
BC Turpin
BC Turpin 300 RB Faden BNRH
Choa.0Mozambique1833A1MS1382

Herb, rooting at the nodes; with tiny blue flowers with conspicuous 3rd petal. Rare. Growing in semi-shade of forest edge next to road on an earth bank., Occurrence: rare

-18.05444433.1261116
109459Commelina erecta06 Apr 2010M Lötter
BC Turpin
BC Turpin 294 RB Faden BNRH
Ndzhou Campsite.0Mozambique1933C2MS630

As Commelina erecta erecta in BNRH.Common herb with blue flowers, growing in a clearing in the forest., Occurrence: common

-19.73305633.3388896
109462Commelina erecta11 Apr 2010M Lötter
BC Turpin
BC Turpin 295 RB Faden BNRH
Chimanimani Gate Camp.0Mozambique1933C1MS592

As Commelina erecta livingstonii in BNRH. Herb with lilac flowers, lanceolate leaves with light green mid-rib. Growing on the edge of forest near the Little Mussapa River.

-19.58638933.0850006
109463Commelina erecta26 Mar 2009M Lötter
BC Turpin
BC Turpin 266 RB Faden BNRH
Save Sand Forest, 16 km SE of Save River bridge on EN1.0Mozambique2134B1GI80

As Commelina erecta livingstonii in BNRH. A trailing herb with blue flowers on ascending shoots. Much-branched. Leaves linear-elliptic. Growing along the road in sand forest.-x000D- [photo of live plant attached to sheet]

-21.21277834.6705566
109464Commelina erecta04 Apr 2010M Lötter
BC Turpin
BC Turpin 291 RB Faden BNRH
Save floodplain.0Mozambique2134A2GI74

As Commelina erecta livingstonii in BNRH. Bushy herb with lilac flowers and scabrid leaves; in dappled shade of forest margin.

-21.03972234.2611116
109467Commelina forskaolii19 Mar 2009M Lötter
BC Turpin
BC Turpin 253 RB Faden BNRH
Reserva de Crusse.0Mozambique1440D2N45

A blue flowered herb with erect flowering stems 15 cm tall. Growing in coastal Androstachys sand forest in full sun along the gravel roadside.

-14.73111140.8130566
109468Commelina forskaolii07 Mar 2009M Lötter
BC Turpin
BC Turpin 247 RB Faden BNRH
Along the road, EN 1, 10 km S of Chilene.0Mozambique2235C3GI97

A mat-forming herb with erect flowering shoots and tiny blue flowers. In coastal thicket on deep sand in deep shade.

-22.76972235.1544446
109469Commelina forskaolii16 Apr 2010M Lötter
BC Turpin
BC Turpin 306 RB Faden BNRH
Changara area, road 103.0Mozambique1633C4T485

Herb with tiny blue flowers and blue filaments. Capsules present. Rare - only one plant seen. Growing in rocky, sandy soil next to the road in full sun on a quartzite outcrop., Occurrence: rare

-16.97194433.3208336
109471Commelina zambesica20 Mar 2009M Lötter
BC Turpin
BC Turpin 257 RB Faden BNRH
Ñ 55 km S of Macomia.0Mozambique1240C1N179

An uncommon herb with stems looping along the ground rooting at the nodes. Flowers already over when collected. -x000D- In woodland at the base of granite outcrop in shaded, shallow soil.

-12.66305640.0233336
109472Commelina zambesica23 Mar 2009M Lötter
BC Turpin
BC Turpin 263 RB Faden BNRH
Nangade.0Mozambique1039D1N210

A robust herb with large leaves with undulating margins. The big blue flowers have 'cup-hook'-shaped purple stamens [illustration]. Growing at the roadside in tall mixed woodland.

-10.65638939.7461116
109473Commelina zambesica11 Apr 2010M Lötter
BC Turpin
BC Turpin 296 RB Faden BNRH
Chimanimani Gate Camp.0Mozambique1933C1MS592

Herb with blue flowers and colourless hairs on leaves. Growing near the Little Mussapa River on edge of forest.

-19.58638933.0850006
41005Corchorus trilocularis08 Mar 2007BT Wursten
JE Burrows
M Coates Palgrave
P Ballings
M Lötter
BT Wursten P Ballings PB1064 BT Wursten MO
BR
Roadside ditch in alluvial wooded grasslandAlong road at Mukombeze River floodplain, northern boundary Gorongosa National Park 140Mozambique1834D1MS45

Young fruit present

-18.54609734.5544785
109477Cyanotis lanata08 Apr 2010M Lötter
BC Turpin
M Lötter 2034 RB Faden BNRH
Trail leading up on to Chimanimani Mountain, Banks of Nhamadza River, Chimanimani National Park, Sussendenga district.0Mozambique1933C1MS750

Growing in crevices in granite boulders., Occurrence: common

-19.72833333.0411116
109897Erythrina abyssinica02 Oct 2005M Lötter
M Lötter 1061 JE Burrows BNRH
40 km N. of Zambesi River on road (EN 1) to Morrumbala.0Mozambique1735D1Z0

Tree 3 m tall. Flowers red.

0.0000000.0000002
109113Erythrophleum africanum17 Oct 2005M Lötter
M Lötter 1129 JE Burrows BNRH
25 km N. of Montepuez from Mueda.0Mozambique1238D4N0

5 m tall, bark pale grey. Flowers cream.

0.0000000.0000002
110044Gladiolus dalenii subsp. dalenii13 May 1998M Lötter
M Lötter 287 BNRH
Between Muanza and Chiniziua.0Mozambique1834D4 MS0

Hydromorphic grassland in open miombo.

2
41150Hippocratea africana var. richardiana08 Mar 2007BT Wursten
JE Burrows
M Coates Palgrave
P Ballings
M Lötter
BT Wursten P Ballings PB1060 BT Wursten MO
BR
Margin of sand forestAlong road East of Casa Banana0Mozambique1834C2MS80

-18.50329434.4998337
22163Hymenocardia acida var. acida09 Mar 2007BT Wursten
JE Burrows
M Coates Palgrave
P Ballings
M Lötter
JE Burrows M Coates Palgrave Miombo woodlandCheringoma Escarpment, Sofala, Mozambique.0Mozambique1834D2MS280

-18.53984034.9928805
110747Hymenocardia acida var. acida11 May 1988M Lötter
M Lötter 267 BNRH
Muanza, Beira. C. Mozambique.0Mozambique1834D2MS0

Woodland on deep sands.

0.0000000.0000002
108362Lannea schweinfurthii var. tomentosa03 Nov 2009M Lötter
M Lötter 1954 M Lötter BNRH
Nacala Dam, 30 km west of Nacala.0Mozambique1440D1N71

Tree 7 m tall, bark grey, leaves held ca. horizontally; in woodland on sandy soils.

-14.71583340.5266677
109224Maerua juncea subsp. juncea14 Sep 2009M Lötter
BC Turpin
M Lötter 1912 M Lötter BNRH
Outskirts of Madanda dry forest.0Mozambique2033D1MS289

KEW - ProNatura Project.-x000D- Scrambler. Fruit ellipsoid, more or less smooth surface. Occasional-x000D- Habitat: Coastal plain, thicket. In well-drained sandy soil.-x000D- -x000D-

-20.54111133.6977786
109225Maerua juncea subsp. juncea14 Sep 2009M Lötter
BC Turpin
M Lötter 1913 M Lötter BNRH
Outskirts of Madanda dry forest, along path into forest.0Mozambique2033D1MS289

KEW - ProNatura Project.-x000D- Scrambler to 5 m high. Leaves bluish green, narrow. Flowers green-white. Fruit ellipsoid, smooth. Common.-x000D- Habitat: Coastal plain, thicket, sandy soil.

-20.54111133.6977786
110761Margaritaria discoidea var. nitida11 May 1998M Lötter
M Lötter 268 BNRH
Dondo, Beira, C. Mozambique.0Mozambique1934D1MS0

Woodland on deep sands.

0.0000000.0000002
109980Pterocarpus rotundifolius subsp. martinii16 Apr 2010M Lötter
BC Turpin
M Lötter 2080 M Lötter BNRH
21 km NE of Mungari, towards Lupata Gorge area.0Mozambique1733B1MS423

Rounded tree 8 m tall. Bark fissured an brown. Occasional. -x000D- Habitat: Open woodland on a plain. In clay loam.

-17.04333333.7008336
66290Rhoicissus revoilii09 Mar 2007BT Wursten
JE Burrows
M Coates Palgrave
P Ballings
M Lötter
JE Burrows M Coates Palgrave Miombo woodlandCheringoma escarpment0Mozambique1834B4MS300

-18.49520034.9812006
108879Vernonia glabra var. glabra01 Nov 2009M Lötter
M Lötter 1935 JE Burrows BNRH
Nacala Dam, 30 km west of Nacala.0Mozambique1440D1N72

Erect shrub 40-50 cm tall; flowers blue; in clear-felled woodland

-14.72055640.5266677


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

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