Saba comorensis (Bojer) Pichon
var. comorensis

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Saba comorensis var. comorensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyabamba Bridge, rd to Rusitu Forest.

Saba comorensis var. comorensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyabamba Bridge, rd to Rusitu Forest.

Saba comorensis var. comorensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyabamba Bridge, rd to Rusitu Forest.

Saba comorensis var. comorensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyabamba Bridge, rd to Rusitu Forest.

Saba comorensis var. comorensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haroni River

Saba comorensis var. comorensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haroni River

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Synonyms: Landolphia florida Benth. var. leiantha Oliv.
Vahea comorensis Bojer
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Robust liane with tendrils, climbing up to 30 m. Branches smooth with conspicuous lenticels, hairless, milky sap present. Leaves opposite, elliptic to ovate, up to 20 cm long, hairless, fairly thinly textured, bright green, slightly paler below. Flowers in dense terminal heads or more lax heads on the tendrils, large, showy, white, sweetly scented. Fruit spherical, up to 6 cm in diameter, yellow to orange when ripe, edible.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: comorensis: of the Comoro Islands.
Habitat: In riverine forest and open woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Tropical Africa, Madagascar and the Comoro Islands.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
Growth form(s): Liane.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 23 November 2008
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 269. As Saba florida

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 44.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Saba comorensis
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West African Plants database: Saba comorensis


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: Saba comorensis var. comorensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145000, retrieved 25 May 2016

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