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Northern hard-leaf (English)
Description: Much-branched shrub or small tree. Branchlets covered in grey woolly hairs. Leaves densely spirally arranged, lanceolate-elliptic, up to 15 × 5 mm, dark green above, densely white-woolly below; margin entire, rolled under. Flowers small and inconspicuous, greenish or whitish, in axillary or terminal heads or panicles. Fruit an obovoid capsule, 6-7 mm long, hairless, crowned with the base of the calyx, dehiscent.
Derivation of specific name:
paniculata: with a branched racemose or cymose inflorescence (panicle)
Habitat: Along forest margins and among rocks in stunted Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Above 1670 m
Flowering time: Dec - Jun
Worldwide distribution: South Africa and the Chimanimani and "Himalaya" Mts, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Red data list status:
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Rhamnaceae Drummond, R.B. (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 432 - 433. (Includes a picture).
A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Drummond, R.B. (1975). Kirkia 10(1) Page 257. Comments
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Other sources of information about Phylica paniculata: Our websites: Flora of Mozambique
Phylica paniculata External websites: African Plant Database
Phylica paniculata Biodiversity Explorer
(Biodiversity of southern Africa):
Phylica paniculata EOL
(Encyclopedia of Life):
Phylica paniculata ePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center):
Phylica paniculata Flora Zambesiaca
Phylica paniculata Google
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for
Phylica paniculata IPNI
(International Plant Names Index):
Phylica paniculata Ispot Southern Africa
Phylica paniculata JSTOR Plant Science
Phylica paniculata Kew Herbarium catalogue
Phylica paniculata Tropicos
Phylica paniculata West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Phylica paniculata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137760, retrieved 11 December 2016
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