Records determined by Mary Merello

Determinations: 20

The following is a list of the records determined by Mary Merello 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
81099Biophytum abyssinicum22 Nov 1993DK Harder
DK Harder 2083 MC Merello MO
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

Rare along secondary stream; calyx green and striped red; petals light purple.

-13.15444430.7194445
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.

-13.49722227.9241675
81317Chamaecrista mimosoides09 Mar 1995DK Harder
B Luwiika
MM Nawa
NB Zimba
DK Harder B Luwiika MM Nawa NB Zimba 175 MC Merello MO
In degraded woodland on sand, collections along Manyinga River in flooded area. Kabompo District; Kambyenyuna forest along the Kabompo-Mwinilunga Road ca. 11 km from the Loloma Hospital road junction in Manyinga. 0Zambia1324A4B1140

Very common; in woodland; stem reddish and green; stipules; petals bright yellow.

-13.35277824.2844445
81399Cleome hirta26 May 1994DK Harder
DK Harder 3240 MC Merello MO
Collections at turn out along roadside, in steep woodland and in valley bottoms with seasonal water.Isoka District; ca. 84 km E-SE of intersection of Mpika-Nakonde Highway (Great North Hwy.) on road to (RD72). Connecting to Muyombe (M14), in Fungwe National Forest, # 429. 0Zambia1033A3N1050

Weak-wooded shrub to 1.5 m; also seen in disturbed cultivated fields; calyx red-purple; corolla pink with purple stripe medially and longitudinally; filaments purple; anthers yellow; fruits light green with purple; stems purple.

-10.37583333.1475005
81923Diospyros lycioides subsp. sericea17 Nov 1993DK Harder
DK Harder 1920 MC Merello MO
On sandy soils in seasonally inundated flood plain. Collections in riverine forest. Kasanka National Park, along Musande River near confluence of Musande and Luwombwa Rivers.990Zambia1230C1C1170

Occasional slender tree; calyx green; petals white turning yellow with age.

-12.52722230.1383335
81928Diospyros mespiliformis17 Nov 1993DK Harder
DK Harder 1927 MC Merello MO
On sandy soils in seasonally inundated flood plain. Collections in riverine forest. Kasanka National Park, along Musande River near confluence of Musande and Luwombwa Rivers.990Zambia1230C1C1170

Frequent tree to 6 m, spreading; calyx light green; corolla yellow-green; shallowly fissured grey bark.

-12.52722230.1383335
81929Diospyros mespiliformis19 Nov 1993DK Harder
DK Harder 1975 MC Merello MO
Mushitu dominated by Syzygium, marshes and open waterKasanka National Park; Kalamafiala Forest. 990Zambia1230C1C1170

Tree in small forest patch in grassland; calyx light green; outer corolla covered in white to brown hairs; petal lobes light green, fragrant. N.V. "muchenge"

-12.57888930.2297225
81930Diospyros mespiliformis25 Nov 1993DK Harder
DK Harder 2154 MC Merello MO
On rocks and in surrounding miombo woodland; rocky soils, Uapaca woodland.Chinsali District; Shiwa Ng'andu, Mansha River. Collections at Chusa Falls. 1170Zambia1131B1N1470

Tree in woodland to 8 m; black branches; leaves green above, lighter below; midrib yellow; cauliflorous fruit, green under easily removable brown-black pubescence.

-11.15527831.5511115
81931Diospyros mespiliformis29 Nov 1993DK Harder
DK Harder 2189 MC Merello MO
Collections right above falls, in surrounding forest and along road in sandy soil in miombo woodland. Mbala District; Lungu Protected Forest Area; Kalambo Falls National Heritage site.1250Zambia0831C1N1230

Tree 10 m; above falls; leaves deep green and shiny above, duller, lighter below; with young fruit only; calyx light green; young fruit light green with shiny brown hairs.

-8.59722231.2394445
81953Diospyros virgata21 Nov 1993DK Harder
DK Harder 2055 MC Merello MO
Collections in grasslands along stream. Rocky soils, quartz sand and basalt outcrops. Kanona District; Kundalila Falls Picnic Area ca. 13 km S of Serenje-Mpika Hwy. at Kanona. 1210Zambia1330B1C1570

Suffrutex; stems with black hairs; young fruits hairy, green with a golden sheen.

-13.15444430.7194445
81954Diospyros virgata25 Nov 1993DK Harder
DK Harder 2149 MC Merello 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 suffrutex, from large woody root; stems golden-orange pubescent; mature fruit bright orange.

-11.15527831.5511115
81955Diospyros virgata09 May 1994CN Nkhoma
CN Nkhoma 173 MC Merello MO
In miombo woodland above meadow. Serenje District; Kundalila Falls. Ca. 65 km from Serenje gas station on road to Mpika, turn to east for 15 km. 1210Zambia1330B1C1415

Very common short plant with alternate inflorescences on the stem. Cream stamens and pistil. Light green anthers.

-13.15250030.7222225
82370Gisekia pharnaceoides var. pharnaceoides08 Dec 1993MC Merello
MC Merello 984 MC Merello MO
Dried dambo and grasslands around Lake Mweru Wantipa. Kaputa District; Mweru Wantipa National Park, along main road through park (D-37) 18.6 km south of northern park gate. 940Zambia0829D1N1000

Annual succulent herb; lower stems pinkish; 20 cm tall; grows in clumps; sepals green; petals white fading to yellow; stamens red-violet; leaves white on undersides.

-8.68333329.5333335
82733Lannea discolor01 Dec 1993CN Nkhoma
CN Nkhoma 109 MC Merello MO
Open woodlandMbala District; 24 km west of Mbala along Mbala-Mpulungu Road to Power Station Road (D549). Open woodlands between 22.6-25.6 km along D549 becoming road RD2. 0Zambia0831C3N1740

Shrub with light green fruits. Grey underside of leaf.

-8.93333331.1833335
82865Markhamia obtusifolia18 Nov 1993DK Harder
DK Harder 1943 MC Merello MO
In seasonally inundated area on deep alluvial soils.Kasanka National Park, Luwombwa River. 990Zambia1230C1C1170

Occasional small tree in small groupings; light brown-gold pubescence over all plant parts; weakly-wooded; calyx light yellow-green; corolla yellow with deep red stripes on lobes and in throat.

-12.53861130.2277785
83049Olax dissitiflora06 Nov 1993DK Harder
DK Harder 1868 MC Merello RD Noyes 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 4 m tall; older bark grey; younger shoots red-brown; calyx green; petals white, fertile; anthers yellow; staminodes white, sweetly fragrant.

-17.96666725.9166675
83050Olax dissitiflora06 Nov 1993DK Harder
DK Harder 1869 MC Merello RD Noyes 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 2 m tall; young fruits green, some fruits with style attached.

-17.96666725.9166675
83164Parinari curatellifolia16 May 1994DK Harder
DK Harder 3135 MC Merello MO
Miombo woodland species mixed with cultivated ornamentals.Mpika District; Mpika town, Chitulika [Ministry of Local Govt. & Housing Hostels] ca. 2 km west of Serenje-Mpika Road, collections within encampment. 0Zambia1131C4N1200

Tree to 5 m x 20 cm dbh; frequent; abaxial leaf surface white, midrib brown; fruits deep green with brown lenticels.

-11.83555631.4233335
84194Wahlenbergia napiformis03 Mar 1997B Luwiika
B Luwiika 579 MC Merello B Luwiika MO
Along the Maamba/Sinazongwe RoadChoma District; Collecting along the Maamba/Sinazongwe Road, 11.4 km from the Choma-Lusaka Road. 0Zambia1627C4S1200

Herb, 1 m, common in wet areas. Stems and leaves dark green; flowers light purple; roots white woody.

-16.86888927.2727785
84201Waltheria indica08 Dec 1993MC Merello
MC Merello 992 MC Merello MO
Dried dambo and grasslands around Lake Mweru Wantipa. Kaputa District; Mweru Wantipa National Park, along main road through park (D-37) 18.6 km south of northern park gate. 940Zambia0829D1N1000

Perennial herb to 75 cm tall; petals yellow; calyx green.

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Caprivi: Records determined by Mary Merello.
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