Gerrardina eylesiana Milne-Redh.

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Gerrardina eylesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Gerrardina eylesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Gerrardina eylesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Gerrardina eylesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Gerrardina eylesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

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Synonyms:
Common names: Brown-ironwood (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Scrambling shrub with slender branches. Leaves alternate, lanceolate to broadly ovate, up to 5.5 × 3 cm, hairless or slightly velvety on the midrib below, margin scalloped or toothed with minute apical glands. Flowers in few-flowered axillary clusters, small, white; stamens 5. Fruit a pendulous, elliptic-ovoid capsule, c. 8 × 6 mm, somewhat fleshy.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: eylesiana: named after Frederick Eyles (1864 - 1937), one of the most prolific botanical collectors of Zimbabwean plants.
Habitat: In the understorey of evergreen forest and along forest margins.
Altitude range: (metres) 1500 - 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Thursday 24 November 2011
Literature:

Alford, M.H. (2006). Gerrardinaceae: A New Family of African Flowering Plants Unresolved among Brassicales, Huerteales, Malvales, and Sapindales Taxon 55(4) Page 962.

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

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Pages 104 - 105.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 272 - 273.

Wild, H. (1960). Flacourtiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 287 - 288. (Includes a picture).


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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: Gerrardina eylesiana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140720, retrieved 25 September 2016

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