Rourea minor (Gaertn.) Alston

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Synonyms: Santaloides afzelii (R.Br. ex Planch.) Schellenb.
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Status: Native
A climbing shrub or woody liane. Leaves imparipinnate with 2-5 pairs of leaflets and a terminal leaflet; leaflets ovate-elliptic, 7-10 cm long, hairless, with a distinct drip-tip. Flowers in axillary sprays, white to pinkish, fragrant. Fruit an ovoid capsule, c. 2 × 1.2 cm, pointed at the apex, dehiscent.
Derivation of specific name: minor: lesser, smaller
Habitat: Occurring in riverine and lowland forest and in woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1000 m
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Worldwide distribution: from West Africa to Sudan and Southwards to Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Climber, liane, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 239. As Santaloides afzelii


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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: Rourea minor., retrieved 1 July 2016

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