Clutia paxii Knauf ex Pax

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Clutia paxii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near summit plateau Castle Beaon, Vumba

Clutia paxii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near summit plateau Castle Beaon, Vumba

Clutia paxii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near summit plateau Castle Beaon, Vumba

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Synonyms: Clutia phyllanthoides S. Moore
Cluytia gracilis Hutch.
Cluytia stenophylla Pax & K. Hoffm.
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Virgate small shrub up to 2.5 m tall. Leaves obovate to elliptic-lanceolate, mostly up to c. 3 × 1.5 cm, green above, greysh-green beneath, hairless or sparingly pubescent on both surfaces, turning bright red when older; lateral veins often very indistinct; petiole 0.5-3 mm. Flowers unisexual on different plants. Male flowers in many-flowered clusters, greenish-white, with 2-3 glands at the base of the petals. Female flowers solitary or in pairs, greenish-yellow. Fruit c. 4 × 4 mm, hairless, green to dull reddish-brown.
Notes:
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Habitat: In ericoid scrub and on the margins of submontane forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1525 - 2400 m
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Worldwide distribution: DRC (Kivu), Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Thursday 17 May 2012
Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 513.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 55.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 252.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 41.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 48.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 129 - 139.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 247.


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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: Clutia paxii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135590, retrieved 31 May 2016

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