Duranta erecta L.

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Duranta erecta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

Duranta erecta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

Duranta erecta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Gnu Bend, Lake Kyle Recreational Park.

Duranta erecta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Gnu Bend, Lake Kyle Recreational Park.

Duranta erecta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Gnu Bend, Lake Kyle Recreational Park.

Duranta erecta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Gnu Bend, Lake Kyle Recreational Park.

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Synonyms: Duranta plumieri Jacq.
Duranta repens L.
Common names: Forget-me-not tree (English) Golden dewdrop (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Introduced
Description:
Evergreen or semi deciduous shrub or small tree. Flowers white, pale mauve or purple. The orange, berry-like fruits are borne in profusion and are poisonous. The branches are armed with spines.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: erecta: erect
Habitat: Commonly cultivated and frequently bird-sown in riverine vegetation and on termite mounds, sometimes in woodland and grassland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native of Central America. It was originally introduced as a garden ornamental and is now widely naturalized in southern Africa, becoming an invasive pest in some areas.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Antigastra catalaunalis (Larval food plant)
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Images last updated: Thursday 19 February 2015
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 271. As Duranta repens

Fernandes, R. (2005). Verbenaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(7) Pages 59 - 61. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 110.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 72. As Duranta plumieri (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: Duranta erecta.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148850, retrieved 7 December 2016

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