Uvaria gracilipes N. Robson

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Uvaria gracilipes

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Pande, Inhassoro District.

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Common names: Small-leaved cluster-pear (English)
Status: Native
Small rounded, scrambling shrub. Bark grey with lenticels; young branchlets covered in short reddish hairs. Leaves alternate, ovate-lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, acute or subacute at the apex, cuneate to rounded but not decurrent at the base, up to 7 × 2.5 cm, sparsely stellate-hairy below when young, mostly hairless when mature; margin entire, wavy. Flowers solitary, extra-axillary, yellow, on a slender stalk 2-3 cm long. Fruit of 3-6 carpels, c. 2.5 cm long, blackish-purple when dry.
Notes: This species is similar and closely related to U. caffra E.Mey. ex Sond., which does not occur in our area.
Derivation of specific name: gracilipes: with a graceful or slender "foot", referring to the slender flower stalks
Habitat: In semi-evergreen forest and along river banks.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 300 m
Flowering time:Oct - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: S
Growth form(s): Tree, liane, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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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 23.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 236.

Robson, N.K.B. (1960). Annonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 109 - 112. (Includes a picture).


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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: Uvaria gracilipes.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123780, retrieved 20 February 2017

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