Monanthotaxis chasei (N. Robson) Verdc.

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Monanthotaxis chasei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Survey Plot 3, Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Monanthotaxis chasei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Survey Plot 3, Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Monanthotaxis chasei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Survey Plot 3, Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Monanthotaxis chasei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Monanthotaxis chasei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Monanthotaxis chasei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

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Synonyms: Popowia chasei N. Robson
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Scrambling shrub or liane. Branches long and whip-like, appressed hairy when young, later becoming hairless. Leaves alternate, obovate to oblanceolate, 7-18.5 cm long, often cordate at the base, dark green and mostly hairless above, blue-green and sparsely appressed hairy beneath, particularly on the veins; net-veining distinct on both surfaces. Flowers solitary or in 2–5-flowered, leaf-opposed clusters on slender stalks c. 2.5 cm long. Petals yellowish, thick and fleshy, densely golden-hairy. Fruit of 2-7 globose to ellipsoid carpels, up to 1 cm long, hairless, bright red when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: chasei : named for Norman C Chase (1888 - ?), one of our foremost collectors of Zimbabwean plants
Habitat: Evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 m (approx)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
Growth form(s): Liane.
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Images last updated: Saturday 22 March 2014
Literature:

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 124 - 125. As Popowia chasei

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 39.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Monanthotaxis chasei.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123830, retrieved 25 August 2016

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