Duranta erecta L.

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Duranta erecta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

Duranta erecta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

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Synonyms: Duranta repens L.
Common names: Forget-me-not tree (English) Golden dewdrop (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Introduced
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.
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.
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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.
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Flora of Mozambique: Duranta erecta
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Duranta erecta
Flora of Zambia: Duranta erecta
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Duranta erecta
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Duranta erecta

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African Plant Database: Duranta erecta
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Duranta erecta
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Duranta erecta
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Duranta erecta
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Duranta erecta
Ispot Southern Africa : Duranta erecta
JSTOR Plant Science: Duranta erecta
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Duranta erecta
Tropicos: Duranta erecta
West African Plants database: Duranta erecta

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-15

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2015). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Duranta erecta.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148850, retrieved 30 January 2015

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