Salacia kraussii (Harv.) Harv.

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Salacia kraussii

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Bazaruto Island

Salacia kraussii

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Bazaruto Island

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Synonyms: Diplesthes kraussii Harv.
Salacia alternifolia Hochst.
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Suffrutex with annual shoots from a rhizome or a shrub up to 1(-3) m tall. Stems, leaves and inflorescence with latex threads.. Leaves all alternate, petiolate; lamina 4-9 cm long, shiny above, paler and dull below, oblong to elliptic or obovate, coriaceous. Flowers bisexual, borne in axillary fascicles; flower buds 2.5-3 mm long, spherical or subspherical, broader than long. Sepals unequal. Petals 5-7, yellow or greenish-yellow, 3-4.5 long, obovate. Disk conic-cylindric, surrounding the ovary. Stamens 3. Ovary ovoid-trigonous. Fruit orange, 3.5-5 cm in diameter, spherical, 2-3-seeded.
Notes: Although mainly a coastal species, there is one record known from SE Zimbabwe at Malugwe Pan in the Gonarezhou National Park.
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Worldwide distribution: Southern Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal).
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 20 August 2013
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 101. (Includes a picture).


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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: Salacia kraussii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137220, retrieved 28 June 2016

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