Hippocratea buchananii Loes.

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Hippocratea buchananii

Photo: Bart Wursten
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Hippocratea buchananii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chiyire R. bridge, by Mutare to Birchenough Br. rd

Hippocratea buchananii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chiyire R. bridge, by Mutare to Birchenough Br. rd

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Synonyms: Reissantia buchananii (Loes.) N. Hallé
Common names: Velvet paddle-pod (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Scrambling shrub or small tree. Most parts densely velvety. Leaves opposite, obovate, to elliptic, yellowish green above, paler below, densely covered in soft, short, fawn-coloured hairs on both surfaces, margins entire, sometimes glandular. Flowers in axillary and terminal branched heads, very small, yellow. Fruit 1-3 paddle-shaped carpels, up to 5 × 2.5 cm, oblong or elliptic, yellowish green, distinctly striated.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: buchananii: after Rev. John Buchanan (1821-1903), a Presbyterian clergyman and plant collector.
Habitat: In dry woodland and scrub.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1050 m
Flowering time:Oct - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
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Images last updated: Friday 22 January 2010
Literature:

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) Pages 407 - 416. (Includes a picture).

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


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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: Hippocratea buchananii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137120, retrieved 30 September 2016

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