Turraea floribunda Hochst.

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Turraea floribunda

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam, by road to camp site

Turraea floribunda

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam, by road to camp site

Turraea floribunda

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam, by road to camp site

Turraea floribunda

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam, by road to camp site

Turraea floribunda

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam, by road to camp site

Turraea floribunda

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp

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Synonyms: Turraea heterophylla sensu Sond.
Common names: Honeysuckle tree (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Deciduous scrambling shrub or small tree. Bark light to dark brown somewhat roughish; young branches, finely hairy, reddish to purple-brown. Leaves alternate, ovate to lanceolate, up to 14 × 7 cm, bristly hairy when young, mostly hairless when mature, veining sunken above; margin entire. Flowers in many-flowered axillary clusters, large, sweetly scented, creamy to greenish-white; petals linear, up to 5.5 × 0.3 cm; staminal tube up to 4.5 cm long. Fruit a subspherical woody capsule, c. 2.4 cm in diameter, splitting into 5 valves, revealing seeds covered with an orange-red aril.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: floribunda: with abundant flowers
Habitat: In rocky areas in woodland and forested ravines.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1800 m
Flowering time:Oct - Feb
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa as far as the Eastern Cape.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Pseudaphelia apollinaris (Food plant)
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Images last updated: Friday 2 May 2008
Literature:

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


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West African Plants database: Turraea floribunda


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: Turraea floribunda.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133480, retrieved 27 June 2016

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