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Popowia chasei N. Robson
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.
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)
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.
Red data list status:
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Other sources of information about Monanthotaxis chasei: Flora of Mozambique
Monanthotaxis chasei African Plant Database
Monanthotaxis chasei Biodiversity Explorer
(Biodiversity of southern Africa):
Monanthotaxis chasei EOL
(Encyclopedia of Life):
Monanthotaxis chasei ePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center):
Monanthotaxis chasei Flora Zambesiaca
Monanthotaxis chasei Google
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for
Monanthotaxis chasei IPNI
(International Plant Names Index):
Monanthotaxis chasei JSTOR Plant Science
Monanthotaxis chasei Kew Herbarium catalogue
Monanthotaxis chasei Tropicos
Monanthotaxis chasei West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Monanthotaxis chasei.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123830, retrieved 25 May 2013
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