Maerua juncea Pax
subsp. crustata (Wild) Wild

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Maerua juncea subsp. crustata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Odzani R. Bridge

Maerua juncea subsp. crustata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Odzani R. Bridge

Maerua juncea subsp. crustata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Odzani R. Bridge

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Common names: Madzviili (Hlengwe) Nongoloko (Hlengwe) Nongonongo (Hlengwe) Rough-fruit bush-cherry (English)
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
See subsp. juncea for general description and comparison
Derivation of specific name: juncea: Juncus- or rush-like;
crustata: rough-skinned or hard-skinned, referring to the surface of the fruits.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E,S
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Images last updated: Monday 17 December 2007

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 238.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 72. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 44.

Wild, H. (1960). Capparaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 218 - 219.


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Flora of Botswana: Maerua juncea subsp. crustata
Flora of Mozambique: Maerua juncea subsp. crustata

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Maerua juncea
African Plant Database: Maerua juncea
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Maerua juncea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Maerua juncea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Maerua juncea
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Maerua juncea
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Maerua juncea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Maerua juncea
Ispot Southern Africa: Maerua juncea
JSTOR Plant Science: Maerua juncea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Maerua juncea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Maerua juncea
The Plant List (version 1.1): Maerua juncea
Tropicos: Maerua juncea

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: Maerua juncea subsp. crustata., retrieved 24 October 2017

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