Maytenus chasei N. Robson

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Maytenus chasei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castleburn Forest, Vumba

Maytenus chasei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castleburn Forest, Vumba

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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Shrub or small unarmed tree. Leaves alternate on lateral branches, ovate to elliptic, glossy dark green above, glabrous; margin finely toothed to almost entire. Flowers in small axillary clusters, cream to greenish-white. Fruit a 2-3-lobed capsule, rough and wrinkled on the outside, green when mature.
Derivation of specific name: chasei: named for Norman C Chase (1888 - 1970), one of our foremost collectors of Zimbabwean plants
Habitat: In evergreen forest
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jan - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Forests of the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 255.

Robson, N.K.B. (1966). Celastraceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Page 371.


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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: Maytenus chasei., retrieved 25 October 2016

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