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Prof. Clemence Zimudzi


PhD University of Zimbabwe, 1993; BSc Hons (Biological Sciences), University of Zimbabwe, 1987.

Academic Appointments:

Senior Lecturer

Research Interests:

Hypoxidaceae and Amaryllidaceae in the Flora Zambesiaca area; Conservation, ethnobotany and biological properties of the endemic flora on the serpentine soils of the Great Dyke of Zimbabwe.

Faculty: Science
Department: Biological Sciences and Ecology
Research Category: Bioscience

Professor Clemence Zimudzi Senior Lecturer in botany at the University of Zimbabwe. He holds doctorate degree and has taught in this University for 14 years. He has taught for three years at the National University of Lesotho. Research area over the years has largely been on the biodiversity of petaloid monocots but recently interests have slightly shifted to natural plant products phytochemical and pharmacological evaluations focussing mainly on local endemic plants. He has published extensively in the areas of petaloid monocots and recently has set up a research group on natural products.

Phone: +263 242 303211

1. Zimudzi, C. (2008). Phytolacca dodecandra. In Schmelzer, G.H. & Gurib-Fakim, A. (ed.) Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 11(1): Medicinal plants 1: 443-448.Wageningen, Netherlands. ISBN 978-90-5782-204-9/978-3-8236-1531-6
2. Zimudzi, C., Archer, R.H., Kwembeya, E.G. & Nordal, I. (2008). Amaryllidaceae. Flora Zambesiaca 13(1): 97-134. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK. ISBN 978 1 84246 190 7
3. Zimudzi, C. (2006). A synopsis of the Amaryllidaceae in the Flora Zambesiaca area. Kirkia 18 (2):151-168. ISBN 0451-9930
4. Zimudzi, C. (2006). Crinum boophanoides-a new record for Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(2):169-170. ISBN 0451-9930
5. Zimudzi, C. & Kativu, S. (2006). The African potato (Hypoxis hemerocallidea, Hypoxidaceae), identity and status in Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(2):175-176. ISBN 0451-9930
6. Nordal, I., Zimudzi, C. & Archer, R.H. (2002).Proposal to reject the name Crinum crassicaule (Amaryllidaceae).Taxon 51:187-188.
7. Nordal, I. & Zimudzi, C. (2001). Hypoxidaceae. Flora Zambesiaca 12(3): 1-18.
8. Zimudzi, C. & Pope, G.V. (2001). Hemerocallidaceae. Flora Zambesiaca 12(3): 99-101.
9. Zimudzi, C. (1996). A synopsis of the Hypoxidaceae in the Flora Zambesiaca area. Kirkia, 11-19.
10. Zimudzi, C. (1994). Revision of the genus Curculigo (Hypoxidaceae) in the Flora Zambesiaca area. Nordic journal of botany, 14(3), 311-314.

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