Bivinia jalbertii Tul.

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Bivinia jalbertii

Photo: Maureen Silva-Jones
5, Hervey Close, Belvedere, Harare

Bivinia jalbertii

Photo: Maureen Silva-Jones
5, Hervey Close, Belvedere, Harare

Bivinia jalbertii

Photo: Maureen Silva-Jones
5, Hervey Close, Belvedere, Harare

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Synonyms: Calantica jalbertii (Tul.) Warb.
Common names: Cobweb seed (English) Mutuputupu (Shona)
Status: Native
Tree, to 20 m with a straight erect trunk; branchlets lenticellate. Leaves ovate to broadly elliptic; apex long-acuminate; margin crenate-dentate; petiole reddish. Flowers in dense, ± erect, cylindric, axillary racemes. Stamens in fascicles alternating with the sepals. Petals 0. Fruit a spherical capsule. Seeds with long white cottony hairs.
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Habitat: On rocky hills in the mist-belt
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Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Mozambique; also in Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Critically Endangered
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Images last updated: Tuesday 29 January 2008

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

Wild, H. (1960). Flacourtiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 296 - 297. (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: Bivinia jalbertii., retrieved 2 December 2016

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