Ozoroa obovata (Oliv.) R. & A. Fern.
var. elliptica R. & A. Fern.

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Ozoroa obovata var. elliptica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track from Canda to Nhancuco, Lower slopes of Mt Gorongosa

Ozoroa obovata var. elliptica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track from Canda to Nhancuco, Lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Ozoroa obovata var. elliptica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bue Maria, Nhambita

Ozoroa obovata var. elliptica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bue Maria, Nhambita

Ozoroa obovata var. elliptica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bue Maria, Nhambita

Ozoroa obovata var. elliptica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bue Maria, Nhambita

Ozoroa obovata var. elliptica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bue Maria, Gorongosa National Park

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Synonyms: Heeria mucronata var. obovata (Oliv.) Engl.
Common names: Sandveld or Coastal raisin tree (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Much-branched shrub or small tree. Bark grey and rough. Leaves spirally aranged or in whorls of three, elliptic, oblong or obovate, up to 12 cm long, dark olive-green above, much paler to silvery below with dense appressed hairs; lateral veins parallel, closely spaced, not ridged; apex rounded or notched, with a hair-like tip; margin entire. Flowers small, white, in branched dense terminal heads. Fruit kidney-shaped, c. 7 × 10 mm, black when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: obovata: obovate; elliptica; elliptic, both, confusingly, referring to the leaf shape.
Habitat: In deciduous woodland and along streams.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jan - May
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe (this variety)
Zimbabwe distribution: S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 30 May 2010
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 254.


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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: Ozoroa obovata var. elliptica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=136630, retrieved 28 May 2016

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