Leptactina delagoensis K. Schum.
subsp. delagoensis

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Leptactina delagoensis subsp. delagoensis

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, Cheringoma, Mozambique

Leptactina delagoensis subsp. delagoensis

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, Cheringoma, Mozambique

Leptactina delagoensis subsp. delagoensis

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, Cheringoma, Mozambique

Leptactina delagoensis subsp. delagoensis

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, Cheringoma, Mozambique

Leptactina delagoensis subsp. delagoensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Leptactina delagoensis subsp. delagoensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Leptactina delagoensis subsp. delagoensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Leptactina delagoensis subsp. delagoensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Leptactina delagoensis subsp. delagoensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

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Synonyms:
Common names: Sand nightstar (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect or somewhat scrambling shrub or small tree. Bark smooth, peeling, reddish to grey-brown; young branchlets covered in rusty hairs. Leaves crowded at the ends of branches, elliptic to ovate-elliptic, 2-7 cm long, shiny green above, velvety on when young, densely velvety below, particularly on the veins, hairy domatia present. Flowers in clusters at the ends of branches, showy, white, opening in the evening sweetly scented. Corolla tube up to 6 cm long, lobes c. 3 cm long, spreading. Fruit oblong, ribbed, c. 1.5 × 1 cm, densely hairy, crowned with the calyx lobes.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: delagoensis: of Delagoa Bay in South Africa
Habitat: In sand forest and woodland on sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 720 m
Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Images last updated: Sunday 25 May 2008
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Page 541.

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


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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Leptactina delagoensis
Ispot Southern Africa : Leptactina delagoensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Leptactina delagoensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Leptactina delagoensis
Tropicos: Leptactina delagoensis
West African Plants database: Leptactina delagoensis


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: Leptactina delagoensis subsp. delagoensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155200, retrieved 25 June 2016

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