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
Flowering time:
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:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 144.

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 25 September 2016

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