Kotschya thymodora (Baker f.) Wild
subsp. thymodora

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Kotschya thymodora subsp. thymodora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Circular Drive, Nyanga National Park.

Kotschya thymodora subsp. thymodora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Circular Drive, Nyanga National Park.

Kotschya thymodora subsp. thymodora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Circular Drive, Nyanga National Park.

Kotschya thymodora subsp. thymodora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near World's View, Nyanga

Kotschya thymodora subsp. thymodora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near World's View, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Smithia thymodora Baker f.
Common names: Yellow beatlebeen (English)
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Description:
Much-branched aromatic shrub, up to 4.5m high. Stems and branches very sticky with short and long glandular hairs. Leaves paripinnate with 20-32 leaflets up to 8 × 2.5 mm, glandular hairy along the slightly serrated margin. Inflorescences in dense axillary clusters. Bracts and bracteoles covered in long yellow bristly hairs. Standard 10-12 mm, golden-yellow, often flushed red. Fruits of 2-5 articles covered in fine yellow glandular hairs.
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Derivation of specific name: thymodora: smelling of thyme
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Flowering time:Feb - May
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
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Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 46 - 47. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 314. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 35.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 69.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 223.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 246.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 49.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 212 - 213. (Includes a picture).

Verdcourt, B. (1970). Studies in the Leguminosae-Papilionoïdeae for the 'Flora of Tropical East Africa': I Kew Bulletin 24(1) Pages 26 - 28.

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Pages 121 - 122.

Wild, H. (1964). New and interesting species Kirkia 4 Page 159.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 94.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Kotschya thymodora subsp. thymodora.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130690, retrieved 29 May 2024

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