Turraea fischeri Gürke
subsp. eylesii (Baker f.) Styles & F.White

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Turraea fischeri subsp. eylesii

Photo: Richard Peek
Near Marula

Turraea fischeri subsp. eylesii

Photo: Richard Peek
Near Marula

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Synonyms: Turraea eylesii Baker f.
Common names: Matobo honeysuckle-tree (English)
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Shrub or small tree to 8 m tall. Leaves: petiole up to 1 cm; lamina ovate to elliptic, glabrous beneath; base cuneate to rounded; apex bluntly acuminate. Flowers borne in an axillary 1-2(-3)-flowered fascicle. Calyx 2-4 mm. Petals linear to linear-spathulate, 25-30 × 4 mm. Staminal tube 15-25 mm long, white, distinctly curved, not bearded at the throat; appendages shorter than the anthers. Ovary 9-10-locular. Capsule 8 × 13 mm, depressed-spherical, shallowly furrowed, puberulous.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: On granite outcrops
Altitude range: (metres) 1400 - 1500 m
Flowering time:Dec - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Endemic to the Matobo Hills.
Zimbabwe distribution: W
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
Insects associated with this species: Pseudaphelia apollinaris (Food plant)
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Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 448. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 249.

White, F. & Styles, B.T. (1963). Meliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 312.


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

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: Turraea fischeri subsp. eylesii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133470, retrieved 24 October 2017

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