Maytenus undata (Thunb.) Blakelock

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Maytenus undata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Gardiner Farm, nr Arcturus

Maytenus undata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Gardiner Farm, nr Arcturus

Maytenus undata

Photo: David Hartung
Umwinsi River

Maytenus undata

Photo: David Hartung
Umwinsi River

Maytenus undata

Photo: Michelle Harvey-Hyde
Near summit of Hill Complex, Great Zimbabwe

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Synonyms: Celastrus undatus Thunb.
Common names: Iqayi emhlope (Ndebele) Koko tree (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Multi-stemmed shrub or small unarmed tree. Bark grey-brown, smooth to finely fissured, flaking to reveal pinkish under bark. Leaves alternate, variable, ovate, elliptic-oblong to almost round, up to 13 × 9 cm, pale to dark green, paler below, somewhat leathery; margin more or less distinctly gland-toothed. The leaves typically show a whitish line when folded up (image 2). Flowers in small axillary clusters, pale greenish-yellow. Fruit a 3-lobed capsule, c. 5-7 mm in diameter, yellow to reddish-brown when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: undata: wavy
Habitat: Along the margins of forest, in woodland and on rocky hillsides, often among boulders and on termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres) 200 - 2100 m
Flowering time:Sep - May
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa, Madagascar and the Comoro Islands.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 16 March 2014
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 255.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 46.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 67.


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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 undata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=136910, retrieved 25 May 2016

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