Euclea crispa (Thunb.) Sond. ex G├╝rke
subsp. crispa

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Euclea crispa subsp. crispa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Euclea crispa subsp. crispa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Euclea crispa subsp. crispa

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

Euclea crispa subsp. crispa

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

Euclea crispa subsp. crispa

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

Euclea crispa subsp. crispa

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

Euclea crispa subsp. crispa

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

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Synonyms: Euclea lanceolata E. Mey. ex A. DC.
Common names: Blue guarri (English) Blue-leaved euclea (English) Madziyire (Shona)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Mostly a shrub but sometimes a small tree. It may form dense stands in suitable areas. Leaves alternate or subopposite, lanceolate to oblanceolate. The young branches and leaves are covered in rust coloured scales. Flowers in axillary sprays, small, greenish to creamy yellow. Fruit a small reddish brown berry, becoming black when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: crispa: with a wavy or curled margin
Habitat: In open woodland and forest margins, usually among rocks.
Altitude range: (metres) 1100 - 2300 m
Flowering time:Oct - Feb
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Monday 2 September 2013
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 266. As Euclea crispa (see lit)

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 54.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 81.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 206. As Euclea crispa

White, F. (1983). Ebenaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 293 - 295.


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Ispot Southern Africa : Euclea crispa
JSTOR Plant Science: Euclea crispa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Euclea crispa
Tropicos: Euclea crispa
West African Plants database: Euclea crispa


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: Euclea crispa subsp. crispa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143850, retrieved 26 September 2016

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