Pauridiantha symplocoides (S. Moore) Bremek.

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Pauridiantha symplocoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa

Pauridiantha symplocoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above deep gorge of Mevumodzi tributary, Chimanimani Mts.

Pauridiantha symplocoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above deep gorge of Mevumodzi tributary, Chimanimani Mts.

Pauridiantha symplocoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above deep gorge of Mevumodzi tributary, Chimanimani Mts.

Pauridiantha symplocoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above deep gorge of Mevumodzi tributary, Chimanimani Mts.

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Synonyms: Urophyllum symplocoides S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree with long drooping branches. Leaves opposite, held in a horizontal plane, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate with a long slender drip tip, thinly textured, almost hairless, except for occasional hairs on the veins; midrib indented above, conspicuous below. Stipules triangular, briefly persistent. Flowers in axillary heads, white to yellowish, c. 6 mm in diameter. Corolla hairy in the throat. Fruit round, c. 5 mm in diameter, fleshy, black when ripe.
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Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In the understorey of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Images last updated: Friday 4 September 2015
Literature:

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 165.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Page 53.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pauridiantha symplocoides
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West African Plants database: Pauridiantha symplocoides


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: Pauridiantha symplocoides.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155180, retrieved 26 September 2016

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