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.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 52. as Rinorea gazensis


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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 28 June 2016

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