Collections made by John Ball

Records: 13

The following is a list of the records made by John Ball in species name order. The records are of species which occur in malambique (either as a native/naturalised species or as a cultivated species).

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NoSpeciesRecord dateRecorder(s)Coll.Det.Conf.HerbariaHabitatLocationLoc code Outing codePlanted code Country QDSGrid ref.FZ DivAlt. (m)NotesLatLongLoc Acc Code
42728Aporrhiza paniculata07 Sep 1958JS Ball
JS Ball 751 SRGH
Riverine forest.Lusitu riverside above Nyahodi junction.0Zimbabwe2032B2E530

Cited in Flora Zambesiaca Vol. 2 part 2: 514 (1966)

73926Brillantaisia cicatricosa06 Aug 1963JS Ball
JS Ball 62 SRGH
Under shade in evergreen forestNchisi Forest0Malawi1334A3C1450

Very large straggling bushy herb; bright blue-mauve flowers; square stems up to 8 feet high.

49373Eulophia guineensis01 Dec 1954JS Ball
JS Ball 437 SRGH
In red soil and black humus over boulders in semiriverine shadeUmvumvumvu River gorge, Chimanimani District.470Zimbabwe1932D1 E820

Cited in Flora Zambesiaca Volume 11 part 2: 465,1998). Additional notes by J.S. Ball state: "Fairly common beside Umvumvuvu River in region of Gorge beside middle crossing on Melsetter road" (Ball 2009)

74448Gastrodia ballii24 Apr 1976JS Ball
JS Ball 1422 SRGH
In very rich litter and humus layer under Albizia gummifera with understorey of Craibia brevicaudata.Shigodora Farm, near Vumba Heights School below Castle Beacon, Vumba63,1560Zimbabwe1932B1 E0

Locally abundant.Cited in Flora Zambesiaca volume 11 part 1:271 (1995).

74453Gastrodia ballii02 Sep 1975JS Ball
JS Ball 1333 SRGH
Near Lujeri power Station, Ruo Gorge, below Mt Mulanje.1790Malawi1535D3 S760

Fruiting. Cited in Flora Zambesiaca volume 11 part 1:271 (1995).

36182Polystachya albescens subsp. imbricata23 Nov 1975JS Ball
JS Ball Petterson 1375 SRGH
Near Shigodora, southwestern Vumba630Zimbabwe1932b1 E0

Cited in Flora Zambesiaca Vol. 11 part 2: 329 (1998)

36213Polystachya fusiformis26 Jan 1955JS Ball
JS Ball 487 SRGH
Chimanimani Mts330Zimbabwe1933C3 E1660

Cited in Flora Zambesiaca Vol. 11 part 2: 347 (1998)

36243Polystachya lindblomii08 Feb 1976JS Ball
JS Ball 1403 SRGH
Pungwe River below the falls, Nyanga District540Zimbabwe1832B4 E0

Cited in Flora Zambesiaca Vol. 11 part 2: 348 (1998)

36245Polystachya malilaensis09 Dec 1961JS Ball
JS Ball 972 SRGH
Leygate Cottage, c. 5 km north of Troutbeck, Nyanga0Zimbabwe1832B2 E2100

Cited in Flora Zambesiaca Vol. 12 part 2: 353 (1998)

36225Polystachya simplex14 Dec 1975JS Ball
JS Ball 1377 SRGH
Bunga Forest, Vumba39,63,1560Zimbabwe1932B2 E0

Cited in Flora Zambesiaca Vol. 11 part 2: 348 (1998)

41113Psilotum nudum18 May 1957JS Ball
JS Ball 680 SRGH
On streambed rocks of Haroni R.Haroni-Lusitu confluence area, Chimanimani 520Zimbabwe2033A1E610

102457Summerhayesia zambesiaca27 Apr 1954JS Ball
JS Ball 336 SRGH
Westward Ho farm, Chimanimani. 0Zimbabwe1932D4 E1360

Cited in Flora Zambesiaca volume 11 part 2: 446, 1998

102549Vanilla polylepis22 Nov 1959JS Ball
JS Ball 844 SRGH
By Pool in Bundi Gorge, Chimanimani Mts330Zimbabwe1933C3 E0

Cited in Flora Zambesiaca volume 11 part 1: 248, 1995


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 Malawi: Collections made by John Ball., retrieved 1 December 2023

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