Rinorea ferruginea Engl.

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Rinorea ferruginea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maforga Mission, Gondola

Rinorea ferruginea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maforga Mission, Gondola, Mozambique

Rinorea ferruginea

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Moribane Forest

Rinorea ferruginea

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Moribane Forest

Rinorea ferruginea

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Moribane Forest

Rinorea ferruginea

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Moribane Forest

Rinorea ferruginea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Survey Plot 3, Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Rinorea ferruginea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Survey Plot 3, Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Rinorea ferruginea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Zomba to Magorogodo

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Synonyms: Rinorea gazensis (Baker f.) M. Brandt
Common names: Hairy-leaved violet-bush (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Bark pale greyish-brown, smooth; young branches longitudinally ridged. Leaves obovate to oblanceolate, 12-20 cm, abrubtly tapering into a drip tip, shiny green above, paler below, hairless except for woolly hairs on the prominent midrib below; margin toothed; petiole grooved on top. Flowers in terminal heads, pale yellow, waxy textured; petals not curling backwards. Fruit a subspherical woody capsule, 1-1.5 cm in diameter, dark brown, dehiscent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: ferruginea: rusty-brown in colour
Habitat: In the understorey of lowland forest.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: SE Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Images last updated: Tuesday 10 April 2007
Literature:

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


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West African Plants database: Rinorea ferruginea


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: Rinorea ferruginea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140600, retrieved 29 May 2016

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