Faurea rubriflora Marner

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Faurea rubriflora

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Mt Tsetsera

Faurea rubriflora

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Mt Tsetsera

Faurea rubriflora

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
In upper reaches of Nhamadzi basin, before getting to the plateau of the Muvumodzi headwaters, Chimanimani Mts

Faurea rubriflora

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
In upper reaches of Nhamadzi basin, before getting to the plateau of the Muvumodzi headwaters, Chimanimani Mts

Faurea rubriflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Valley below Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts

Faurea rubriflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Valley below Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts

Faurea rubriflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Valley below Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts

Faurea rubriflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Valley below Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts

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Synonyms: Faurea forficuliflora auct. non Baker
Faurea racemosa auct. non Farmar
Common names: Manica beechwood (English) Munyanganza (Shona) Red-flowered beechwood (English)
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Large tree up to 25 m tall. Bark grey to pale brown, shallowly to deeply fissured, depending on exposure to fires. Leaves oblanceolate-oblong, often drooping, 6.5-12.5cm long, leathery, glossy green, hairless; margin entire but wavy; petiole up to 2 cm long, pink to red. Inflorescence a sturdy spike, 15-25 cm long. Flowers wine red to bright crimsom, turning silvery hairy when fruiting.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: rubriflora: with red flowers
Habitat: In and on the margins of montane forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1300 - 2130 m
Flowering time:Mar - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Restricted to the montane forests of the border mountains of Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Images last updated: Tuesday 25 May 2010
Literature:

Chisumpa, S.M., Brummitt, R.K. & Marner, S. (2006). Proteaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 55 - 56.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 161.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 235. As Faurea forficuliflora

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 69.

Marner, S.K. (1989). New an noteworthy species of Faure (Proteaceae) from the evergreen forests of Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 59(3/4) Pages 429 - 430.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Faurea rubriflora.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120690, retrieved 17 December 2017

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