Cephalanthus natalensis Oliv.

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Cephalanthus natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Other side of rd, nr Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Cephalanthus natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castleburn Forest, Vumba

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Common names: Musipwe (Shona) Strawberry bush (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Usually a canopy climber or scrambling shrub.
Derivation of specific name: natalensis: of Natal, South Africa
Habitat: In the margins of montane forest, it also rarely grows as a small tree in montane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Sep - Feb
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 22 April 2007

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 419 - 420. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 274.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 161.


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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: Cephalanthus natalensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155160, retrieved 28 October 2016

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