Euclea schimperi (A. DC.) Dandy

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Euclea schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Euclea schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Euclea schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Euclea schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Euclea schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

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Synonyms: Euclea kellau Hochst.
Euclea macrophylla sensu Wild
Euclea mayottensis H. Perrier
Euclea racemosa Murray subsp. schimperi (A. DC.) F. White
Kellaua schimperi A.DC.
Common names: Bush guarri (English) Glossy guarri (English) River guarri (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small evergreen tree. Leaves, spirally arranged, subopposite or whorled, usually at the ends of branches obovate to linear-oblanceolate, 3-12 cm long, leathery, glossy light green above, dull and paler below, hairless; margin entire often thickened. Flowers in axillary clusters, small, creamy-white, speckled with brownish glands, sweetly scented. Fruit subspherical, c. 8 mm in diameter, red to purplish, with scattered white hairs.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: schimperi: named after A.F.W. Schimper (1856-1901), German scientist, who contributed much to ecology, histology and plant geography throughout the world.
Habitat: In a variety of woodland types and riverine fringes.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1525 m
Flowering time:Dec - May
Worldwide distribution: From Oman, Yemen and Egypt, throughout tropical africa to KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 23 December 2012
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 141. as Euclea racemosa schimperi (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 893.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 53.

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

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. as Euclea racemosa subsp. schimperi

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

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 524 - 525. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 55.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Pages 63 - 64. as Euclea kellau (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 82. as Euclea racemosa schimperi

White, F. (1983). Ebenaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 296 - 298. as Euclea racemosa subsp. schimperi (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 schimperi.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143910, retrieved 9 December 2016

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