Cassinopsis tinifolia Harv.

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Cassinopsis tinifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Cassinopsis tinifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Cassinopsis tinifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Cassinopsis tinifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Cassinopsis tinifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

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Synonyms:
Common names: False lemon-thorn (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Unarmed shrub or small tree. Bark grey, smooth; young branches green. Leaves opposite, elliptic, usually c. 3 -9 cm, dark glossy green above, paler and dull green below, thickly textured; margin entire. Flowers in branched axillary heads, white or creamy-green, c. 3 mm in diameter. Fruit elongate, c. 8 mm, ridged along the length, purple-black when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: tinifolia: with leaves like a Tina sp. (Sapindaceae)
Habitat: Along montane forest margins and riverine fringes.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Oct - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa as far as Eastern Cape
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 25 November 2011
Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 635 - 636.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 256.

Mendes, E.J. (1963). Icacinaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 341.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 364 - 365. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 276 - 277. (Includes a picture).


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cassinopsis tinifolia
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West African Plants database: Cassinopsis tinifolia


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: Cassinopsis tinifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137250, retrieved 26 May 2016

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