Hugonia orientalis Engl.

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Hugonia orientalis

Photo: Bart Wursten
By entrance at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge.

Hugonia orientalis

Photo: Bart Wursten
By entrance at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge.

Hugonia orientalis

Photo: Bart Wursten
By entrance at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge.

Hugonia orientalis

Photo: Bart Wursten
By entrance at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge.

Hugonia orientalis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipote, Mahenye, Ndowoyo

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Synonyms: Hugonia busseana Engl.
Hugonia swynnertonii De Wild.
Hugonia trigyna Summerh.
Common names: Rams-horns (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Scrambling shrub or small tree; bark yellowish to brown, corky; strong, woody, curving paired tendrils often present. Leaves mostly clustered on short spur-branchlets, elliptic, obovate or oblanceolate, mostly 5-7 cm, occasionally longer, midrib and lateral veins prominent below; margin entire or toothed. Flowers mostly solitary, axillary, yellow, c. 2 cm in diameter, sweetly scented. Fruit pendulous, ovoid, fleshy, 1.5 cm long, yellow to orange.
Notes: We have followed Coates Palgrave (2002) and have sunk H. busseana under H. orientalis.
Derivation of specific name: orientalis: oriental, eastern
Habitat: On sandy soils in hot dry evergreen forest, woodland and thickets, often along rivers.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 600 m
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Charaxes cithaeron cithaeron (Food plant)
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Images last updated: Saturday 31 January 2009
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 248.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 116.


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Flora of Malawi: Hugonia orientalis
Flora of Mozambique: Hugonia orientalis
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African Plant Database: Hugonia orientalis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Hugonia orientalis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hugonia orientalis
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hugonia orientalis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Hugonia orientalis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hugonia orientalis
Ispot Southern Africa : Hugonia orientalis
JSTOR Plant Science: Hugonia orientalis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hugonia orientalis
Tropicos: Hugonia orientalis
West African Plants database: Hugonia orientalis


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: Hugonia orientalis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=132910, retrieved 24 May 2016

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