Rinorea arborea (Thouars) Baill.

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Rinorea arborea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest, Cheringoma

Rinorea arborea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest, Cheringoma

Rinorea arborea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest, Cheringoma

Rinorea arborea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest, Cheringoma

Rinorea arborea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest, Cheringoma

Rinorea arborea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest, Cheringoma

Rinorea arborea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest, Cheringoma

Rinorea arborea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest, Cheringoma

Rinorea arborea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest, Cheringoma

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Synonyms: Alsodeia arborea Thou.
Rinorea orientalis Engl.
Common names:
Frequency: Very rare in Zimbabwe.
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree with grey bark. Leaves oblong-elliptic to somewhat oblanceolate, 9-24 cm long, deflexed at an angle to the petiole, leathery, hairless, veining prominent on both surfaces; margin subentire or with short spiny teeth; petiole 20-55 mm long, hairless, channelled above. Inflorescences terminal, pyramidal,up to 20 cm long, with peduncle stout, angular, pubescent. Flowers pendulous in bud, becoming more or less erect when open. Sepals ovate to oblong, 2-3 mm long, smooth or only obscurely ribbed, more or less pubescent. Petals ovate-lanceolate, 4-5 mm long, white to greenish-yellow. Capsule more or less erect, obovoid to ellipsoid, 20-25 mm long, hairless, greenish or brown.
Notes: In Zimbabwe only known from the Haroni-Rusitu area.
Derivation of specific name: arborea: tree-like
Habitat: In both evergreen and dry deciduous forest
Altitude range: (metres) 350 m (approx)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Mozambique and Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Critically Endangered
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Sunday 17 December 2017
Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 743 - 744.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 116.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 261.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 14. SABONET. Pretoria. Page 169.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 82.

Robson, N.K.B. (1960). Violaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 249 - 253. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Rinorea arborea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140570, retrieved 22 January 2018

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