Euclea natalensis A. DC.
subsp. acutifolia F. White

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Euclea natalensis subsp. acutifolia

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Cleveland Dam

Euclea natalensis subsp. acutifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Camp Amalinda, Matobo

Euclea natalensis subsp. acutifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Camp Amalinda, Matobo

Euclea natalensis subsp. acutifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Camp Amalinda, Matobo

Euclea natalensis subsp. acutifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Camp Amalinda, Matobo

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Synonyms:
Common names: Chipambati (Shona) Large-leaved guarri (English) Murunze (Shona) Mushangura (Shona) Natal guarri (English) Nyakabvuri (Shona)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree, 2-7 m, or sometimes a suffrutex, less than 1m tall. Bark greyish, rough and fissured, flaking in thick pieces. Leaves elliptic up to 12 × 4 cm, densely hairy below. Flowers in dense, branched axillary heads, greenish-white or cream, most parts covered in dense rusty woolly hairs. Fruit in clusters, round c. 7 mm in diameter, sometimes rusty hairy, red to black.
Notes: Many subspecies have been described, subsp. acutifolia being common and widespread in Zimbabwe. Subsp. angustifolia is only found in the extreme South of the country.
Derivation of specific name: natalensis: of Natal, South Africa; acutifolia: with acute (pointed) leaves.
Habitat: In woodland and thickets, often on rocky outcrops, river banks or termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres) 800 - 1580 m
Flowering time:May - Jan
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 21 February 2015
Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 890. (Includes a picture).

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

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 39.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 46. as Euclea natalensis

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 184 - 185. as Euclea natalensis (Includes a picture).

White, F. (1983). Ebenaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 289 - 292. (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: Euclea natalensis subsp. acutifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143890, retrieved 28 July 2016

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